January 28, 2023

Mitiq: open-source error mitigation package on NISQ

Scientists at Unitary Fund and Goldman Sachs have introduced an open-source software package for error mitigation in quantum computation using zero-noise extrapolation. The package is named Mitiq.

Error mitigation techniques improve computational performance (with respect to noise) with minimal overhead in quantum resources by relying on a mixture of quantum sampling and classical post-processing techniques.

This error mitigation package interfaces with multiple quantum computing software stacks.

The team demonstrated improved performance on IBM and Rigetti superconducting quantum processors as well as noisy simulators.

The paper can be read there.