QuantumCircuit.delay

QuantumCircuit.delay(duration, qarg=None, unit='dt')[source]

Apply Delay. If qarg is None, applies to all qubits. When applying to multiple qubits, delays with the same duration will be created.

Parameters
  • duration (int or float) – duration of the delay.

  • qarg (Object) – qubit argument to apply this delay.

  • unit (str) – unit of the duration. Supported units: ‘s’, ‘ms’, ‘us’, ‘ns’, ‘ps’, ‘dt’. Default is dt, i.e. integer time unit depending on the target backend.

Returns

the attached delay instruction.

Return type

qiskit.Instruction

Raises

CircuitError – if arguments have bad format.