# cirq.AsymmetricDepolarizingChannel

A channel that depolarizes asymmetrically along different directions.

Inherits From: Gate

This channel applies one of $$4^n$$ disjoint possibilities: nothing (the identity channel) or one of the $$4^n - 1$$ pauli gates.

This channel evolves a density matrix via

$\sum_i p_i P_i \rho P_i$

where i varies from $$0$$ to $$4^n-1$$ and $$P_i$$ represents n-qubit Pauli operator (including identity). The input $$\rho$$ is the density matrix before the depolarization.

p_x The probability that a Pauli X and no other gate occurs.
p_y The probability that a Pauli Y and no other gate occurs.
p_z The probability that a Pauli Z and no other gate occurs.
error_probabilities Dictionary of string (Pauli operator) to its probability. If the identity is missing from the list, it will be added so that the total probability mass is 1.
tol The tolerance used making sure the total probability mass is equal to 1.

ValueError if the args or the sum of args are not probabilities.

error_probabilities A dictionary from Pauli gates to probability
p_i The probability that an Identity I and no other gate occurs.
p_x The probability that a Pauli X and no other gate occurs.
p_y The probability that a Pauli Y and no other gate occurs.
p_z The probability that a Pauli Z and no other gate occurs.

## Methods

### controlled

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Returns a controlled version of this gate. If no arguments are specified, defaults to a single qubit control.

Args
num_controls Total number of control qubits.
control_values Which control computational basis state to apply the sub gate. A sequence of length num_controls where each entry is an integer (or set of integers) corresponding to the computational basis state (or set of possible values) where that control is enabled. When all controls are enabled, the sub gate is applied. If unspecified, control values default to 1.
control_qid_shape The qid shape of the controls. A tuple of the expected dimension of each control qid. Defaults to (2,) * num_controls. Specify this argument when using qudits.

Returns
A cirq.Gate representing self controlled by the given control values and qubits. This is a cirq.ControlledGate in the base implementation, but subclasses may return a different gate type.

### num_qubits

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The number of qubits this gate acts on.

### on

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Returns an application of this gate to the given qubits.

Args
*qubits The collection of qubits to potentially apply the gate to.

Returns: a cirq.Operation which is this gate applied to the given qubits.

### on_each

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Returns a list of operations applying the gate to all targets.

Args
*targets The qubits to apply this gate to. For single-qubit gates this can be provided as varargs or a combination of nested iterables. For multi-qubit gates this must be provided as an Iterable[Sequence[Qid]], where each sequence has num_qubits qubits.

Returns
Operations applying this gate to the target qubits.

Raises
ValueError If targets are not instances of Qid or Iterable[Qid]. If the gate qubit number is incompatible.
TypeError If a single target is supplied and it is not iterable.

### validate_args

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Checks if this gate can be applied to the given qubits.

By default checks that:

• inputs are of type Qid
• len(qubits) == num_qubits()
• qubit_i.dimension == qid_shape[i] for all qubits

Child classes can override. The child implementation should call super().validate_args(qubits) then do custom checks.

Args
qubits The sequence of qubits to potentially apply the gate to.

Raises
ValueError The gate can't be applied to the qubits.

### with_probability

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Creates a probabilistic channel with this gate.

Args
probability floating point value between 0 and 1, giving the probability this gate is applied.

Returns
cirq.RandomGateChannel that applies self with probability probability and the identity with probability 1-p.

### wrap_in_linear_combination

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Returns a LinearCombinationOfGates with this gate.

Args
coefficient number coefficient to use in the resulting cirq.LinearCombinationOfGates object.

Returns
cirq.LinearCombinationOfGates containing self with a coefficient of coefficient.

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### __call__

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Call self as a function.

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### __truediv__

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