Automated optimization of large quantum circuits with continuous parameters

TitleAutomated optimization of large quantum circuits with continuous parameters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNam, Y, Ross, NJ, Su, Y, Childs, AM, Maslov, D
Journalnpj:Quantum Information
Date Published2017/10/19

We develop and implement automated methods for optimizing quantum circuits of the size and type expected in quantum computations that outperform classical computers. We show how to handle continuous gate parameters and report a collection of fast algorithms capable of optimizing large-scale quantum circuits. For the suite of benchmarks considered, we obtain substantial reductions in gate counts. In particular, we provide better optimization in significantly less time than previous approaches, while making minimal structural changes so as to preserve the basic layout of the underlying quantum algorithms. Our results help bridge the gap between the computations that can be run on existing hardware and those that are expected to outperform classical computers.