cirq.AmplitudeDampingChannel

class cirq.AmplitudeDampingChannel(gamma: float)[source]

Dampen qubit amplitudes through dissipation.

This channel models the effect of energy dissipation to the
surrounding environment.
__init__(gamma: float) → None[source]

The amplitude damping channel.

Construct a channel that dissipates energy. The probability of energy
exchange occurring is given by gamma.

This channel evolves a density matrix as follows:

$$ \rho \rightarrow M_0 \rho M_0^\dagger + M_1 \rho M_1^\dagger $$
With:

$$ \begin{aligned} M_0 =& \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 0 \newline 0 & \sqrt{1 - \gamma} \end{bmatrix} \newline M_1 =& \begin{bmatrix} 0 & \sqrt{\gamma} \newline 0 & 0 \end{bmatrix} \end{aligned} $$

Parameters

gamma – the probability of the interaction being dissipative.

Raises

ValueError – is gamma is not a valid probability.

Methods

controlled([num_controls, control_values, …])

Returns a controlled version of this gate. If no arguments are

num_qubits()

The number of qubits this gate acts on.

on(*qubits)

Returns an application of this gate to the given qubits.

on_each(*targets)

Returns a list of operations applying the gate to all targets.

validate_args(qubits)

Checks if this gate can be applied to the given qubits.

wrap_in_linear_combination([coefficient])

Attributes

gamma

The probability of the interaction being dissipative.