New study uses machine learning to bridge the reality gap in quantum devices

January 11, 2024

Functional variability is presumed to be caused by nanoscale imperfections in the materials that quantum devices are made from. Since there is no way to measure these directly, this internal disorder cannot be captured in simulations, leading to the gap in predicted and observed outcomes. To address this, the research group used a “physics-informed” machine learning approach to infer these disorder characteristics indirectly. This was based on how the internal disorder affected the flow of electrons through the device. Although the real device still has greater complexity than the model can capture, our study has demonstrated the utility of using physics-aware machine learning to narrow the reality gap.’The study 'Bridging the reality gap in quantum devices with physics-aware machine learning’ has been published in Physical Review X.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford