ClassicalFunction compiler (qiskit.circuit.classicalfunction)

Overview

The classical function compiler provides the necessary tools to map a classical irreversible functions into quantum circuits. Below is a simple example of how to synthesize a simple boolean function defined using Python into a QuantumCircuit:

from qiskit.circuit import classical_function,  Int1

@classical_function
def grover_oracle(a: Int1, b: Int1, c: Int1, d: Int1) -> Int1:
    return (not a and b and not c and d)

quantum_circuit = grover_oracle.synth()
quantum_circuit.draw()
          
q_0: ──■──
       │  
q_1: ──o──
       │  
q_2: ──■──
       │  
q_3: ──o──
     ┌─┴─┐
q_4: ┤ X ├
     └───┘

Following Qiskit’s little-endian bit ordering convention, the left-most bit (a) is the most significant bit and the right-most bit (d) is the least significant bit. The resulting

Supplementary Information

Tweedledum

Tweedledum is a C++-17 header-only library that implements a large set of reversible (and quantum) synthesis, optimization, and mapping algorithms. The classical function compiler relies on it and its dependencies to both represent logic networks and synthesize them into quantum circuits.

ClassicalFunction data types

At the moment, the only type supported by the classical_function compilers is qiskit.circuit.classicalfunction.types.Int1. The classical function function to parse must include type hints (just Int1 for now). The resulting gate will be a gate in the size of the sum of all the parameters and the return.

The type Int1 means the classical function will only operate at bit level.

ClassicalFunction compiler API

classical_function

Decorator for a classical function that returns a ClassicalFunction object.

ClassicalFunction

ClassicalFunction(source[, name])

Represent a classical function function and its logic network.

Exceptions

ClassicalFunctionCompilerTypeError(*message)

ClassicalFunction compiler type error.

ClassicalFunctionParseError(*message)

ClassicalFunction compiler parse error.

ClassicalFunctionCompilerTypeError(*message)

ClassicalFunction compiler type error.