# Applying Quantum Phase Estimation (QPE) on Large Matrices with Amazon Braket

# Applying Quantum Phase Estimation (QPE) on Large Matrices with Amazon Braket

Quantum computing is rapidly transforming the landscape of data science and software engineering. Today, we’ll delve into one of its most fascinating applications: Quantum Phase Estimation (QPE). We’ll focus on how to apply QPE on large matrices using Amazon Braket.

## What is Quantum Phase Estimation (QPE)?

Quantum Phase Estimation is a quantum algorithm to estimate the phase of an eigenstate of a unitary operator. It is a fundamental subroutine in many quantum algorithms, including Shor’s algorithm and quantum simulation.

## Amazon Braket and QPE

Amazon Braket is a fully managed AWS service that helps you get started with quantum computing. It provides a development environment to explore and design quantum algorithms, test them on simulated quantum computers, and run them on your choice of different quantum hardware technologies.

## Getting Started with QPE and Amazon Braket

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of implementing QPE on large matrices, let’s set up our environment on Amazon Braket:

```
import numpy as np
from braket.circuits import Circuit, gates, Instruction
from braket.devices import LocalSimulator
```

These imports will set up the Amazon Braket environment and provide the necessary tools for creating quantum circuits.

## Applying QPE

When applying QPE on large matrices, we can’t directly input a matrix into our quantum circuit due to the inherent nature of quantum computing. Instead, we implement a unitary operator that mimics the effect of the matrix. Here’s a simple way to apply QPE on a matrix:

```
def create_QPE_circuit(matrix, precision_qubits):
qpe = Circuit()
for qubit in range(precision_qubits):
qpe.add(Instruction(gates.H(), qubit))
for power in reversed(range(precision_qubits)):
qpe.add(Instruction(matrix, power + precision_qubits))
for qubit in range(power):
qpe.add(Instruction(gates.CPhaseShift(2 * np.pi / 2**(power - qubit)), qubit))
qpe.add(Instruction(gates.QFT(precision_qubits).inverse(), range(precision_qubits)))
return qpe
```

This function constructs a QPE circuit. The `precision_qubits`

parameter determines the number of bits in the phase estimation. The `matrix`

parameter is a unitary operator that corresponds to your matrix.

The `create_QPE_circuit`

function first applies a Hadamard gate to each precision qubit. Then, for each precision qubit, it applies the unitary operator controlled by that qubit. Finally, it applies the inverse quantum Fourier transform to the precision qubits.

## Running your QPE Circuit on Amazon Braket

Once you have created your QPE circuit, you can run it on Amazon Braket:

```
device = LocalSimulator()
task = device.run(create_QPE_circuit(my_matrix, 3), shots=1000)
result = task.result()
counts = result.measurement_counts
```

The `device.run`

method runs the QPE circuit, and the `shots`

parameter specifies the number of times the circuit is run. The `result`

method returns the result of the circuit run, and `measurement_counts`

provides the frequency of each result.

## Conclusion

Quantum Phase Estimation is a powerful algorithm in the quantum computing toolbox, unlocking the potential of various other quantum algorithms. Through Amazon Braket, data scientists and software engineers can explore and harness the powers of QPE, even when dealing with large matrices. However, remember that quantum computing is a rapidly evolving field, and the methods discussed here might evolve. Keep learning and stay ahead in the quantum race!

**Keywords**: Quantum Phase Estimation, QPE, Amazon Braket, Quantum Computing, Large Matrices, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Circuit, AWS, Data Science, Software Engineering, Quantum Simulation.

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