Non-Markovian memory in IBMQX4 [article]

Joshua Morris and Felix A. Pollock and Kavan Modi
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We measure and quantify non-Markovian effects in IBM's Quantum Experience. Specifically, we analyze the temporal correlations in a sequence of gates by characterizing the performance of a gate conditioned on the gate that preceded it. With this method, we estimate (i) the size of fluctuations in the performance of a gate, i.e., errors due to non-Markovianity; (ii) the length of the memory; and (iii) the total size of the memory. Our results strongly indicate the presence of non-trivial
more » ... vian effects in almost all gates in the universal set. However, based on our findings, we discuss the potential for cleaner computation by adequately accounting the non-Markovian nature of the machine.
arXiv:1902.07980v1 fatcat:tuekabwq2zef7mjxjvulwgjgvm