Leggett-Garg's inequalities predict sharp bounds for some classical correlation functions that address the quantum or classical nature of real-time evolutions. We experimentally observe the violations of these bounds on single- and multiqubit systems, in different settings, exploiting the IBM Quantum platform. In the multiqubit case, we introduce the Leggett-Garg-Bell's inequalities as an alternative to the previous ones. Measuring these correlation functions, we find quantum error mitigation to be essential to spot inequalities violations. Accessing only two qubit readouts, we assess Leggett-Garg-Bell's inequalities to emerge as the most efficient quantum coherence witnesses to be used for investigating quantum hardware, among those introduced. Our analysis highlights the limits of current quantum platforms, showing that the above-mentioned correlation functions deviate from theoretical prediction as the number of qubits and the depth of the circuit grow.
Experimental violations of Leggett-Garg inequalities on a quantum computer / Santini, A.; Vitale, V.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW A. - ISSN 2469-9926. - 105:3(2022), pp. 1-11. [10.1103/PhysRevA.105.032610]