Automated discovery of quantum experiments with PyTheus

Seminar author:Ruiz Gonzalez, Carlos

Event date and time:10/05/2023 04:00:pm

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Photonic technologies provide advanced sensors, secure communications, and quantum-enhanced computation. Some of these endeavors require generating specific quantum states or efficiently performing quantum tasks. The design of such setups, historically powered by human creativity, is being slowly automated by novel algorithms. Unfortunately, these tools are often restricted to very specific use cases and are difficult to generalize, which limits their practical implementation. To overcome these challenges, we developed PyTheus, a highly-efficient, open-source digital discovery framework based on a graph-based representation of optical designs, including a wide range of modern experimental devices. PyTheus produces interpretable results to solve complex experimental problems, like entanglement generation and distribution. Aiming for the simplest solutions, our software provides deeper understanding to human researchers to generalize their findings. This makes PyTheus a powerful tool for the development of quantum optics and related technologies.