Source code for pennylane.fourier.utils

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"""Contains utility functions for the Fourier module."""

from itertools import combinations
import numpy as np

import pennylane as qml

def format_nvec(nvec):
    """Nice strings representing tuples of integers."""

    if isinstance(nvec, int):
        return str(nvec)

    return " ".join(f"{n: }" for n in nvec)

[docs]def get_spectrum(op, decimals): r"""Extract the frequencies contributed by an input-encoding gate to the overall Fourier representation of a quantum circuit. If :math:`G` is the generator of the input-encoding gate :math:`\exp(-i x G)`, the frequencies are the differences between any two of :math:`G`'s eigenvalues. We only compute non-negative frequencies in this subroutine. Args: op (~pennylane.operation.Operation): Operation to extract the frequencies for decimals (int): Number of decimal places to round the frequencies to Returns: set[float]: non-negative frequencies contributed by this input-encoding gate """ matrix = qml.matrix(qml.generator(op, format="observable")) # todo: use qml.math.linalg once it is tested properly evals = np.linalg.eigvalsh(matrix) # compute all unique positive differences of eigenvalues, then add 0 # note that evals are sorted already _spectrum = set(np.round([x[1] - x[0] for x in combinations(evals, 2)], decimals=decimals)) _spectrum |= {0} return _spectrum
[docs]def join_spectra(spec1, spec2): r"""Join two sets of frequencies that belong to the same input. Since :math:`\exp(i a x)\exp(i b x) = \exp(i (a+b) x)`, the spectra of two gates encoding the same :math:`x` are joined by computing the set of sums and absolute values of differences of their elements. We only compute non-negative frequencies in this subroutine and assume the inputs to be non-negative frequencies as well. Args: spec1 (set[float]): first spectrum spec2 (set[float]): second spectrum Returns: set[float]: joined spectrum """ if spec1 == {0}: return spec2 if spec2 == {0}: return spec1 sums = set() diffs = set() for s1 in spec1: for s2 in spec2: sums.add(s1 + s2) diffs.add(np.abs(s1 - s2)) return sums.union(diffs)