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T gate

Since R2023a

Installation Required: This functionality requires MATLAB Support Package for Quantum Computing.



g = tGate(targetQubit) applies a T gate to a single target qubit and returns a quantum.gate.SimpleGate object.

If targetQubit is a vector of qubit indices, tGate returns a column vector of gates, where g(i) represents a T gate applied to a qubit with index targetQubit(i).

Applying this gate is equivalent to applying the R1 gate with a rotation angle of π/4, meaning that tGate(targetQubit) is equivalent to r1Gate(targetQubit,pi/4).


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Create a T gate that acts on a single qubit.

g = tGate(1)
g = 

  SimpleGate with properties:

             Type: "t"
    ControlQubits: [1×0 double]
     TargetQubits: 1
           Angles: [1×0 double]

Get the matrix representation of the gate.

M = getMatrix(g)
M =

   1.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.7071 + 0.7071i

Create an array of T gates that act on qubits with indices 1 to 4.

g = tGate(1:4)
g = 

  4×1 SimpleGate array with gates:

    Id   Gate   Control   Target
     1   t                1     
     2   t                2     
     3   t                3     
     4   t                4     

Input Arguments

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Target qubit of the gate, specified as a positive integer scalar index or vector of qubit indices.

Example: 1

Example: 3:5

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Matrix Representation of T Gate

The matrix representation of a T gate applied to a single qubit is


Applying this gate is equivalent to applying an R1 gate with a rotation angle of π/4. This gate is also known as the fourth root of Pauli Z gate because applying the T gate four times is equivalent to applying the Pauli Z gate.

Version History

Introduced in R2023a