t|ket> A retargetable compiler for NISQ devices

Seyon Sivarajah, Silas Dilkes, Alexander Cowtan, Will Simmons, Alec Edgington, Ross Duncan

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We present t|ket>, a quantum software development platform produced by Cambridge Quantum Computing Ltd. The heart of t|ket> is a language-agnostic optimising compiler designed to generate code for a variety of NISQ devices, which has several features designed to minimise the influence of device error. The compiler has been extensively benchmarked and outperforms most competitors in terms of circuit optimisation and qubit routing.
Original languageEnglish
Article number014003
JournalQuantum Science and Technology
Issue number1
Early online date29 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2020


  • quantum computing
  • compilers
  • quantum software
  • quantum circuits


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