cirq.depolarize(p: float) → cirq.ops.common_channels.DepolarizingChannel[source]

Returns a DepolarizingChannel with given probability of error.

This channel applies one of four disjoint possibilities: nothing (the
identity channel) or one of the three pauli gates. The disjoint
probabilities of the three gates are all the same, p / 3, and the
identity is done with probability 1 - p. The supplied probability
must be a valid probability or else this constructor will raise a
This channel evolves a density matrix via
\rho -> (1 - p) \rho
+ (p / 3) X \rho X + (p / 3) Y \rho Y + (p / 3) Z \rho Z
Parameters:p – The probability that one of the Pauli gates is applied. Each of the Pauli gates is applied independently with probability p / 3.
Raises:ValueError – if p is not a valid probability.