Distinguishing unitary gates on the IBM quantum processor

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Science China Information Sciences, 2019, 62 (7)
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© 2019, Science China Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. An unknown unitary gate, which is secretly chosen from several known ones, can always be distinguished perfectly. In this paper, we implement such a task on IBM’s quantum processor. More precisely, we experimentally demonstrate the discrimination of two qubit unitary gates, the identity gate and the 23π-phase shift gate, using two discrimination schemes — the parallel scheme and the sequential scheme. We program these two schemes on the ibmqx4, a 5-qubit superconducting quantum processor via IBM cloud, with the help of the QSI modules. We report that both discrimination schemes achieve success probabilities at least 85%.
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