Compilation of Entangling Gates for High-Dimensional Quantum Systems

Most quantum computing architectures to date natively support multi-valued logic, albeit being typically operated in a binary fashion. Multi-valued, or qudit, quantum processors have access to much richer forms of quantum entanglement, which promise to significantly boost the performance and usefulness of quantum devices. However, much of the theory as well as corresponding design methods required for exploiting such hardware remain insufficient and generalizations from qubits are not straightforward. A particular challenge is the compilation of quantum circuits into sets of native qudit gates supported by state-of-the-art quantum hardware. In this work, we address this challenge by introducing a complete workflow for compiling any two-qudit unitary into an arbitrary native gate set. Case studies demonstrate the feasibility of both, the proposed approach as well as the corresponding implementation (which is freely available at this https URL).