Machine learning (ML) is a promising approach for performing challenging quantum-information tasks such as device characterization, calibration, and control. ML models can train directly on the data produced by a quantum device while remaining agnostic to the quantum nature of the learning task.
However, these generic models lack physical interpretability and usually require large datasets in order to learn accurately. In their research they incorporate features of quantum mechanics in the design of their ML approach to characterize the dynamics of a quantum device and learn device parameters. This physics-inspired approach outperforms physics-agnostic recurrent neural networks trained on numerically generated and experimental data obtained from continuous weak measurement of a driven superconducting transmon qubit.
This demonstration shows how leveraging domain knowledge improves the accuracy and efficiency of this characterization task, thus laying the groundwork for more scalable characterization techniques. For more information visit :