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Qiskit provider for AQT backends

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Qiskit AQT Provider

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Qiskit is an open-source framework for working with noisy intermediate-scale quantum computers (NISQ) at the level of pulses, circuits, and algorithms.

This project contains a provider that allows access to AQT ion-trap quantum devices.


You can install the provider using pip tool:

pip install qiskit-aqt-provider

pip will handle installing all the python dependencies automatically and you will always install the latest (and well-tested) version.

Setting up the AQT Provider

Once the package is installed, you can use it to access the provider from qiskit.

Use your AQT credentials

You can initialize an AQT provider using your token locally with:

from qiskit_aqt_provider import AQTProvider
aqt = AQTProvider('MY_TOKEN')

Where MY_TOKEN is your access token for the AQT device. Then you can access the backends from that provider:

backend = aqt.backends.aqt_qasm_simulator

You can then use that backend like you would use any other qiskit backend. For example, running a bell state:

from qiskit import QuantumCircuit, transpile
qc = QuantumCircuit(2, 2)
qc.h(0), 1)
qc.measure([0,1], [0,1])
trans_qc = transpile(qc, backend)
job =

For running the quantum circuit on the ion-trap quantum device you need to use aqt_innsbruck as backend, which needs a different access token.


Apache License 2.0.

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