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Characterization and Optimization of Building Blocks for Specialized Computing Platforms

Ruzic, Brandon R.; Young, Kevin C.; Metodi, Tzvetan S.

As noise limits the performance of quantum processors, the ability to characterize this noise and develop methods to overcome it is essential for the future of quantum computing. In this report, we develop a complete set of tools for improving quantum processor performance at the application level, including low-level physical models of quantum gates, a numerically efficient method of producing process matrices that span a wide range of model parameters, and full-channel quantum simulations. We then provide a few examples of how to use these tools to study the effects of noise on quantum circuits.