# Clifford.to_circuit¶

Clifford.to_circuit()[source]

Return a QuantumCircuit implementing the Clifford.

For N <= 3 qubits this is based on optimal CX cost decomposition from reference [1]. For N > 3 qubits this is done using the general non-optimal compilation routine from reference [2].

Returns

a circuit implementation of the Clifford.

Return type

QuantumCircuit

References

1. S. Bravyi, D. Maslov, Hadamard-free circuits expose the structure of the Clifford group, arXiv:2003.09412 [quant-ph]

2. S. Aaronson, D. Gottesman, Improved Simulation of Stabilizer Circuits, Phys. Rev. A 70, 052328 (2004). arXiv:quant-ph/0406196