Forest device

The orquestra.forest device provided by the PennyLane-Orquestra plugin allows you to use PennyLane to deploy and run your quantum machine learning models on the backends and simulators provided by Rigetti Forest SDK.

You can instantiate a 'orquestra.forest' device for PennyLane with:

import pennylane as qml
dev = qml.device('orquestra.forest', wires=2)

This device can then be used just like other devices for the definition and evaluation of QNodes within PennyLane. A simple quantum function that returns the expectation value of a measurement and depends on three classical input parameters would look like:

def circuit(x, y, z):
    qml.RZ(z, wires=[0])
    qml.RY(y, wires=[0])
    qml.RX(x, wires=[0])
    qml.CNOT(wires=[0, 1])
    return qml.expval(qml.PauliZ(wires=1))

You can then execute the circuit like any other function to get the quantum mechanical expectation value.

circuit(0.2, 0.1, 0.3)


By default, the orquestra.forest device uses the 'wavefunction-simulator' backend, but this may be changed to hardware simulators like '3q-noisy-qvm'. For more information on available backends, please visit the Orquestra interfaces documentation.

dev = qml.device('orquestra.forest', wires=2, backend='3q-noisy-qvm')