Source code for pennylane.ops.functions.matrix

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This module contains the qml.matrix function.
# pylint: disable=protected-access
import pennylane as qml

[docs]@qml.op_transform def matrix(op, *, wire_order=None): r"""The matrix representation of an operation or quantum circuit. Args: op (.Operator, pennylane.QNode, .QuantumTape, or Callable): An operator, quantum node, tape, or function that applies quantum operations. wire_order (Sequence[Any], optional): Order of the wires in the quantum circuit. Defaults to the order in which the wires appear in the quantum function. Returns: tensor_like or function: Function which accepts the same arguments as the QNode or quantum function. When called, this function will return the unitary matrix in the appropriate autodiff framework (Autograd, TensorFlow, PyTorch, JAX) given its parameters. **Example** Given an instantiated operator, ``qml.matrix`` returns the matrix representation: >>> op = qml.RX(0.54, wires=0) >>> qml.matrix(op) [[0.9637709+0.j 0. -0.26673144j] [0. -0.26673144j 0.9637709+0.j ]] It can also be used in a functional form: >>> x = torch.tensor(0.6, requires_grad=True) >>> matrix_fn = qml.matrix(qml.RX) >>> matrix_fn(x, wires=0) tensor([[0.9553+0.0000j, 0.0000-0.2955j], [0.0000-0.2955j, 0.9553+0.0000j]], grad_fn=<AddBackward0>) In its functional form, it is fully differentiable with respect to gate arguments: >>> loss = torch.real(torch.trace(matrix_fn(x, wires=0))) >>> loss.backward() >>> x.grad tensor(-0.5910) This operator transform can also be applied to QNodes, tapes, and quantum functions that contain multiple operations; see Usage Details below for more details. .. details:: :title: Usage Details ``qml.matrix`` can also be used with QNodes, tapes, or quantum functions that contain multiple operations. Consider the following quantum function: .. code-block:: python3 def circuit(theta): qml.RX(theta, wires=1) qml.PauliZ(wires=0) We can use ``qml.matrix`` to generate a new function that returns the unitary matrix corresponding to the function ``circuit``: >>> matrix_fn = qml.matrix(circuit) >>> theta = np.pi / 4 >>> matrix_fn(theta) array([[ 0.92387953+0.j, 0.+0.j , 0.-0.38268343j, 0.+0.j], [ 0.+0.j, -0.92387953+0.j, 0.+0.j, 0. +0.38268343j], [ 0. -0.38268343j, 0.+0.j, 0.92387953+0.j, 0.+0.j], [ 0.+0.j, 0.+0.38268343j, 0.+0.j, -0.92387953+0.j]]) Note that since ``wire_order`` was not specified, the default order ``[1, 0]`` for ``circuit`` was used, and the unitary matrix corresponds to the operation :math:`Z\otimes R_X(\theta)`. To obtain the matrix for :math:`R_X(\theta)\otimes Z`, specify ``wire_order=[0, 1]`` in the function call: >>> matrix = qml.matrix(circuit, wire_order=[0, 1]) You can also get the unitary matrix for operations on a subspace of a larger Hilbert space. For example, with the same function ``circuit`` and ``wire_order=["a", 0, "b", 1]`` you obtain the :math:`16\times 16` matrix for the operation :math:`I\otimes Z\otimes I\otimes R_X(\theta)`. This unitary matrix can also be used in differentiable calculations. For example, consider the following cost function: .. code-block:: python def circuit(theta): qml.RX(theta, wires=1) qml.PauliZ(wires=0) qml.CNOT(wires=[0, 1]) def cost(theta): matrix = qml.matrix(circuit)(theta) return np.real(np.trace(matrix)) Since this cost function returns a real scalar as a function of ``theta``, we can differentiate it: >>> theta = np.array(0.3, requires_grad=True) >>> cost(theta) 1.9775421558720845 >>> qml.grad(cost)(theta) -0.14943813247359922 """ if isinstance(op, qml.operation.Tensor) and wire_order is not None: op = 1.0 * op # convert to a Hamiltonian if isinstance(op, qml.Hamiltonian): return qml.utils.sparse_hamiltonian(op, wires=wire_order).toarray() return op.matrix(wire_order=wire_order)
@matrix.tape_transform def _matrix(tape, wire_order=None): """Defines how matrix works if applied to a tape containing multiple operations.""" if not tape.wires: raise qml.operation.MatrixUndefinedError params = tape.get_parameters(trainable_only=False) interface = qml.math.get_interface(*params) wire_order = wire_order or tape.wires # initialize the unitary matrix if len(tape.operations) == 0: result = qml.math.eye(2 ** len(wire_order), like=interface) else: result = matrix(tape.operations[0], wire_order=wire_order) for op in tape.operations[1:]: U = matrix(op, wire_order=wire_order) # Coerce the matrices U and result and use matrix multiplication. Broadcasted axes # are handled correctly automatically by ``matmul`` (See e.g. NumPy documentation) result = qml.math.matmul(*qml.math.coerce([U, result], like=interface), like=interface) return result