# qnet package¶

Main QNET package

The `qnet`

package exposes all of QNET’s functionality for easy
interactive or programmative use.

For interactive usage, the package should be initialized as follows:

```
>>> import qnet
>>> qnet.init_printing()
```

QNET provides a “flat” API. That is, after

```
>>> import qnet
```

all submodules are directly accessible, e.g.

```
>>> qnet.algebra.core.operator_algebra.OperatorSymbol
<class 'qnet.algebra.core.operator_algebra.OperatorSymbol'>
```

Furthermore, every package exports the “public” symbols of any of its submodules/subpackages (public symbols are those listed in __all__)

```
>>> (qnet.algebra.core.operator_algebra.OperatorSymbol is
... qnet.algebra.core.OperatorSymbol is qnet.algebra.OperatorSymbol is
... qnet.OperatorSymbol)
True
```

In an interactive context (and only there!), a star import such as

```
from qnet.algebra import *
```

may be useful.

Subpackages:

## Summary¶

`__all__`

Exceptions:

`AlgebraError` |
Base class for all algebraic errors |

`AlgebraException` |
Base class for all algebraic exceptions |

`BadLiouvillianError` |
Raised when a Liouvillian is not of standard Lindblad form. |

`BasisNotSetError` |
Raised if the basis or a Hilbert space dimension is unavailable |

`CannotConvertToSLH` |
Raised when a circuit algebra object cannot be converted to SLH |

`CannotEliminateAutomatically` |
Raised when attempted automatic adiabatic elimination fails. |

`CannotSimplify` |
Raised when a rule cannot further simplify an expression |

`CannotSymbolicallyDiagonalize` |
Matrix cannot be diagonalized analytically. |

`CannotVisualize` |
Raised when a circuit cannot be visually represented. |

`IncompatibleBlockStructures` |
Raised for invalid block-decomposition |

`InfiniteSumError` |
Raised when expanding a sum into an infinite number of terms |

`NoConjugateMatrix` |
Raised when entries of `Matrix` have no defined conjugate |

`NonSquareMatrix` |
Raised when a `Matrix` fails to be square |

`OverlappingSpaces` |
Raised when objects fail to be in separate Hilbert spaces. |

`SpaceTooLargeError` |
Raised when objects fail to be have overlapping Hilbert spaces. |

`UnequalSpaces` |
Raised when objects fail to be in the same Hilbert space. |

`WrongCDimError` |
Raised for mismatched channel number in circuit series |

`__all__`

Classes:

`Adjoint` |
Symbolic Adjoint of an operator |

`BasisKet` |
Local basis state, identified by index or label |

`Beamsplitter` |
Infinite bandwidth beamsplitter component. |

`Bra` |
The associated dual/adjoint state for any ket |

`BraKet` |
The symbolic inner product between two states |

`CPermutation` |
Channel permuting circuit |

`Circuit` |
Base class for the circuit algebra elements |

`CircuitSymbol` |
Symbolic circuit element |

`CoherentDriveCC` |
Coherent displacement of the input field |

`CoherentStateKet` |
Local coherent state, labeled by a complex amplitude |

`Commutator` |
Commutator of two operators |

`Component` |
Base class for circuit components |

`Concatenation` |
Concatenation of circuit elements |

`Create` |
Bosonic creation operator |

`Destroy` |
Bosonic annihilation operator |

`Displace` |
Unitary coherent displacement operator |

`Eq` |
Symbolic equation |

`Expression` |
Base class for all QNET Expressions |

`Feedback` |
Feedback on a single channel of a circuit |

`FockIndex` |
Symbolic index labeling a basis state in a `LocalSpace` |

`FockLabel` |
Symbolic label that evaluates to the label of a basis state |

`HilbertSpace` |
Base class for Hilbert spaces |

`IdxSym` |
Index symbol in an indexed sum or product |

`IndexOverFockSpace` |
Index range over the integer indices of a `LocalSpace` basis |

`IndexOverList` |
Index over a list of explicit values |

`IndexOverRange` |
Index over the inclusive range between two integers |

`IndexedSum` |
Base class for indexed sums |

`IntIndex` |
A symbolic label that evaluates to an integer |

`Jminus` |
Lowering operator on a spin space |

`Jplus` |
Raising operator of a spin space |

`Jz` |
Spin (angular momentum) operator in z-direction |

`KetBra` |
Outer product of two states |

`KetIndexedSum` |
Indexed sum over Kets |

`KetPlus` |
Sum of states |

`KetSymbol` |
Symbolic state |

`LocalKet` |
A state on a `LocalSpace` |

`LocalOperator` |
Base class for “known” operators on a `LocalSpace` |

`LocalSigma` |
Level flip operator between two levels of a `LocalSpace` |

`LocalSpace` |
Hilbert space for a single degree of freedom. |

`MatchDict` |
Result of a `Pattern.match()` |

`Matrix` |
Matrix of Expressions |

`NullSpaceProjector` |
Projection operator onto the nullspace of its operand |

`Operation` |
Base class for “operations” |

`Operator` |
Base class for all quantum operators. |

`OperatorDerivative` |
Symbolic partial derivative of an operator |

`OperatorIndexedSum` |
Indexed sum over operators |

`OperatorPlus` |
Sum of Operators |

`OperatorPlusMinusCC` |
An operator plus or minus its complex conjugate |

`OperatorSymbol` |
Symbolic operator |

`OperatorTimes` |
Product of operators |

`OperatorTimesKet` |
Product of an operator and a state. |

`OperatorTrace` |
(Partial) trace of an operator |

`Pattern` |
Pattern for matching an expression |

`Phase` |
Unitary “phase” operator |

`PhaseCC` |
Coherent phase shift cicuit component |

`ProductSpace` |
Tensor product of local Hilbert spaces |

`PseudoInverse` |
Symbolic pseudo-inverse \(X^+\) of an operator \(X\) |

`QuantumAdjoint` |
Base class for adjoints of quantum expressions |

`QuantumDerivative` |
Symbolic partial derivative |

`QuantumExpression` |
Base class for expressions associated with a Hilbert space |

`QuantumIndexedSum` |
Base class for indexed sums |

`QuantumOperation` |
Base class for operations on quantum expression |

`QuantumPlus` |
General implementation of addition of quantum expressions |

`QuantumSymbol` |
Symbolic element of an algebra |

`QuantumTimes` |
General implementation of product of quantum expressions |

`SLH` |
Element of the SLH algebra |

`SPost` |
Linear post-multiplication operator |

`SPre` |
Linear pre-multiplication operator |

`Scalar` |
Base class for Scalars |

`ScalarDerivative` |
Symbolic partial derivative of a scalar |

`ScalarExpression` |
Base class for scalars with non-scalar arguments |

`ScalarIndexedSum` |
Indexed sum over scalars |

`ScalarPlus` |
Sum of scalars |

`ScalarPower` |
A scalar raised to a power |

`ScalarTimes` |
Product of scalars |

`ScalarTimesKet` |
Product of a `Scalar` coefficient and a ket |

`ScalarTimesOperator` |
Product of a `Scalar` coefficient and an `Operator` |

`ScalarTimesQuantumExpression` |
Product of a `Scalar` and a `QuantumExpression` |

`ScalarTimesSuperOperator` |
Product of a `Scalar` coefficient and a `SuperOperator` |

`ScalarValue` |
Wrapper around a numeric or symbolic value |

`SeriesInverse` |
Symbolic series product inversion operation |

`SeriesProduct` |
The series product circuit operation. |

`SingleQuantumOperation` |
Base class for operations on a single quantum expression |

`Singleton` |
Metaclass for singletons |

`SpinIndex` |
Symbolic label for a spin degree of freedom |

`SpinOperator` |
Base class for operators in a spin space |

`SpinSpace` |
A Hilbert space for an integer or half-integer spin system |

`Squeeze` |
Unitary squeezing operator |

`State` |
Base class for states in a Hilbert space |

`StateDerivative` |
Symbolic partial derivative of a state |

`StrLabel` |
Symbolic label that evaluates to a string |

`SuperAdjoint` |
Adjoint of a super-operator |

`SuperOperator` |
Base class for super-operators |

`SuperOperatorDerivative` |
Symbolic partial derivative of a super-operator |

`SuperOperatorPlus` |
A sum of super-operators |

`SuperOperatorSymbol` |
Symbolic super-operator |

`SuperOperatorTimes` |
Product of super-operators |

`SuperOperatorTimesOperator` |
Application of a super-operator to an operator |

`TensorKet` |
A tensor product of kets |

`__all__`

Functions:

`FB` |
Wrapper for `Feedback` , defaulting to last channel |

`KroneckerDelta` |
Kronecker delta symbol |

`LocalProjector` |
A projector onto a specific level of a `LocalSpace` |

`PauliX` |
Pauli-type X-operator |

`PauliY` |
Pauli-type Y-operator |

`PauliZ` |
Pauli-type Z-operator |

`SLH_to_qutip` |
Generate and return QuTiP representation matrices for the Hamiltonian and the collapse operators. |

`SpinBasisKet` |
Constructor for a `BasisKet` for a `SpinSpace` |

`Sum` |
Instantiator for an arbitrary indexed sum. |

`adjoint` |
Return the adjoint of an obj. |

`anti_commutator` |
If `B != None` , return the anti-commutator \(\{A,B\}\), otherwise return the super-operator \(\{A,\cdot\}\). |

`ascii` |
Return an ASCII representation of the given object / expression |

`block_matrix` |
Generate the operator matrix with quadrants |

`circuit_identity` |
Return the circuit identity for n channels |

`commutator` |
Commutator of A and B |

`configure_printing` |
Context manager for temporarily changing the printing system. |

`connect` |
Connect a list of components according to a list of connections. |

`convert_to_qutip` |
Convert a QNET expression to a qutip object |

`convert_to_sympy_matrix` |
Convert a QNET expression to an explicit `n x n` instance of sympy.Matrix, where `n` is the dimension of full_space. |

`decompose_space` |
Simplifies OperatorTrace expressions over tensor-product spaces by turning it into iterated partial traces. |

`diagm` |
Generalizes the diagonal matrix creation capabilities of numpy.diag to `Matrix` objects. |

`dotprint` |
Return the `DOT`_ (graph) description of an Expression tree as a string |

`draw_circuit` |
Generate a graphic representation of circuit and store them in a file. |

`draw_circuit_canvas` |
Generate a PyX graphical representation of a circuit expression object. |

`eval_adiabatic_limit` |
Compute the limiting SLH model for the adiabatic approximation |

`expand_commutators_leibniz` |
Recursively expand commutators in expr according to the Leibniz rule. |

`extract_channel` |
Create a `CPermutation` that extracts channel k |

`factor_coeff` |
Factor out coefficients of all factors. |

`factor_for_trace` |
Given a `LocalSpace` ls to take the partial trace over and an operator op, factor the trace such that operators acting on disjoint degrees of freedom are pulled out of the trace.If the operator acts trivially on ls the trace yields only a pre-factor equal to the dimension of ls.If there are `LocalSigma` operators among a product, the trace’s cyclical property is used to move to sandwich the full product by `LocalSigma` operators:. |

`getABCD` |
Calculate the ABCD-linearization of an SLH model |

`get_coeffs` |
Create a dictionary with all Operator terms of the expression (understood as a sum) as keys and their coefficients as values. |

`hstackm` |
Generalizes numpy.hstack to `Matrix` objects. |

`identity_matrix` |
Generate the N-dimensional identity matrix. |

`init_algebra` |
Initialize the algebra system |

`init_printing` |
Initialize the printing system. |

`latex` |
Return a LaTeX representation of the given object / expression |

`lindblad` |
Return the super-operator Lindblad term of the Lindblad operator C |

`liouvillian` |
Return the Liouvillian super-operator associated with H and Ls |

`liouvillian_normal_form` |
Return a Hamilton operator `H` and a minimal list of collapse operators `Ls` that generate the liouvillian `L` . |

`map_channels` |
Create a `CPermuation` based on a dict of channel mappings |

`match_pattern` |
Recursively match expr with the given expr_or_pattern |

`move_drive_to_H` |
Move coherent drives from the Lindblad operators to the Hamiltonian |

`no_instance_caching` |
Temporarily disable instance caching in `create()` |

`pad_with_identity` |
Pad a circuit by adding a n-channel identity circuit at index k |

`pattern` |
‘Flat’ constructor for the Pattern class |

`pattern_head` |
Constructor for a `Pattern` matching a `ProtoExpr` |

`prepare_adiabatic_limit` |
Prepare the adiabatic elimination on an SLH object |

`print_tree` |
Print a tree representation of the structure of expr |

`rewrite_with_operator_pm_cc` |
Try to rewrite expr using `OperatorPlusMinusCC` |

`singleton_object` |
Class decorator that transforms (and replaces) a class definition (which must have a Singleton metaclass) with the actual singleton object. |

`sqrt` |
Square root of a `Scalar` or scalar value |

`srepr` |
Render the given expression into a string that can be evaluated in an appropriate context to re-instantiate an identical expression. |

`substitute` |
Substitute symbols or (sub-)expressions with the given replacements and re-evalute the result |

`symbols` |
The `symbols()` function from SymPy |

`temporary_instance_cache` |
Use a temporary cache for instances in `create()` |

`temporary_rules` |
Allow temporary modification of rules for `create()` |

`tex` |
Alias for `latex()` |

`tree` |
Give the output of tree as a multiline string, using line drawings to visualize the hierarchy of expressions (similar to the `tree` unix command line program for showing directory trees) |

`try_adiabatic_elimination` |
Attempt to automatically do adiabatic elimination on an SLH object |

`unicode` |
Return a unicode representation of the given object / expression |

`vstackm` |
Generalizes numpy.vstack to `Matrix` objects. |

`wc` |
Constructor for a wildcard-`Pattern` |

`zerosm` |
Generalizes `numpy.zeros` to `Matrix` objects. |

`__all__`

Data:

`CIdentity` |
Single pass-through channel; neutral element of `SeriesProduct` |

`CircuitZero` |
Zero circuit, the neutral element of `Concatenation` |

`FullSpace` |
The ‘full space’, i.e. |

`II` |
`IdentityOperator` constant (singleton) object. |

`IdentityOperator` |
`IdentityOperator` constant (singleton) object. |

`IdentitySuperOperator` |
Neutral element for product of super-operators |

`One` |
The neutral element with respect to scalar multiplication |

`SingletonType` |
A dummy type that may be used to check whether an object is a Singleton: |

`TrivialKet` |
TrivialKet constant (singleton) object. |

`TrivialSpace` |
The ‘nullspace’, i.e. |

`Zero` |
The neutral element with respect to scalar addition |

`ZeroKet` |
ZeroKet constant (singleton) object for the null-state. |

`ZeroOperator` |
`ZeroOperator` constant (singleton) object. |

`ZeroSuperOperator` |
Neutral element for sum of super-operators |

`tr` |
Instantiate while applying automatic simplifications |