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Global optimization of quantum dynamics with AlphaZero deep exploration

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While a large number of algorithms for optimizing quantum dynamics for different objectives have been developed, a common limitation is the reliance on good initial guesses, being either random or based on heuristics and intuitions. Here we implement a tabula rasa deep quantum exploration version of the Deepmind AlphaZero algorithm for systematically averting this limitation. AlphaZero employs a deep neural network in conjunction with deep lookahead in a guided tree search, which allows for predictive hidden-variable approximation of the quantum parameter landscape. To emphasize transferability, we apply and benchmark the algorithm on three classes of control problems using only a single common set of algorithmic hyperparameters. AlphaZero achieves substantial improvements in both the quality and quantity of good solution clusters compared to earlier methods. It is able to spontaneously learn unexpected hidden structure and global symmetry in the solutions, going beyond even human heuristics.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer6
Tidsskriftnpj Quantum Information
Vol/bind6
Nummer1
Antal sider9
ISSN1533-7146
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StatusUdgivet - 2020

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