cirq.linalg.transformations.factor_state_vector

Factors a state vector into two independent state vectors.

This function should only be called on state vectors that are known to be separable, such as immediately after a measurement or reset operation. It does not verify that the provided state vector is indeed separable, and will return nonsense results for vectors representing entangled states.

t The state vector to factor.
axes The axes to factor out.
validate Perform a validation that the density matrix factors cleanly.
atol The absolute tolerance for the validation.

A tuple with the (extracted, remainder) state vectors, where extracted means the sub-state vector which corresponds to the axes requested, and with the axes in the requested order, and where remainder means the sub-state vector on the remaining axes, in the same order as the original state vector.