Measuring finite-energy properties of the Fermi-Hubbard model in a trapped-ion quantum computer

Friday Quantum Seminar

Alexander Schuckert (QuICS and JQI)
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 12:00pm
ATL 2324

Calculating the equilibrium properties of condensed matter systems is one of the promising applications of near-term quantum computing. Recently, hybrid quantum-classical time-series algorithms have been proposed to efficiently extract these properties (time evolution up to short times t). In this work, we study the operation of this algorithm on a present-day quantum computer. Specifically, we measure the Loschmidt amplitude for the Fermi-Hubbard model on a 16-site ladder geometry (32 orbitals) on the Quantinuum H2-1 trapped-ion device. We assess the effect of noise on the Loschmidt amplitude and implement algorithm-specific error mitigation techniques. By using a thus-motivated error model, we numerically analyze the influence of noise on the full operation of the quantum-classical algorithm by measuring expectation values of local observables at finite energies. Finally, we estimate the resources needed for scaling up the algorithm.

Pizza and drinks will be served after the seminar in ATL 2117.