Many theoretical problems in quantum technology can be formulated and addressed as constrained optimization problems. The most common quantum mechanical constraints such as, e.g., orthogonality of isometric and unitary matrices, CPTP property of quantum channels, and conditions on density matrices, can be seen as quotient or embedded Riemannian manifolds. This allows to use Riemannian optimization techniques for solving quantum-mechanical constrained optimization problems. In the present work, we introduce QGOpt, the library for constrained optimization in quantum technology. QGOpt relies on the underlying Riemannian structure of quantum-mechanical constraints and permits application of standard gradient based optimization methods while preserving quantum mechanical constraints. Moreover, QGOpt is written on top of TensorFlow, which enables automatic differentiation to calculate necessary gradients for optimization. We show two application examples: quantum gate decomposition and quantum tomography.
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Luchnikov et al., Riemannian geometry and automatic differentiation for optimization problems of quantum physics and quantum technologies
New J. Phys. 23, 073006 (2021) [Crossref]
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- 1 Московский физико-технический институт / Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology [MIPT (SU)]
- 2 Международный центр квантовой оптики и квантовых технологий / Russian Quantum Center
- 3 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology [Skoltech]
- 4 Российская академия наук / Russian Academy of Science [RAS]
- 5 Математический институт им. В. А. Стеклова / Steklov Mathematical Institute