# new_drag_control

`qctrlopencontrols.new_drag_control(rabi_rotation, segment_count, duration, width, beta, azimuthal_angle=0.0, name=None)`

Generates a Gaussian driven control sequence with a first-order DRAG (Derivative Removal by Adiabatic Gate) correction applied.

The addition of DRAG further reduces leakage out of the qubit subspace via an additional off-quadrature corrective driving term proportional to the derivative of the Gaussian pulse.

### Parameters

**rabi_rotation**(*float*) – Total Rabi rotation $\theta$ to be performed by the driven control.**segment_count**(*int*) – Number of segments in the control sequence.**duration**(*float*) – Total duration $t_g$ of the control sequence.**width**(*float*) – Width (standard deviation) $\sigma$ of the ideal Gaussian pulse.**beta**(*float*) – Amplitude scaling $\beta$ of the Gaussian derivative.**azimuthal_angle**(*float**,**optional*) – The azimuthal angle $\phi$ for the rotation. Defaults to 0.**name**(*str**,**optional*) – An optional string to name the control. Defaults to`None`

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### Returns

A control sequence as an instance of DrivenControl.

### Return type

### SEE ALSO

## Notes

A DRAG-corrected Gaussian driven control ^{1}
applies a Hamiltonian consisting of a piecewise constant approximation to an ideal
Gaussian pulse controlling $\sigma_x$ while its derivative controls the
application of the $\sigma_y$ operator:

where $\Omega_G(t)$ is simply given by new_gaussian_control. Optimally, $\beta = -\frac{\lambda_1^2}{4\Delta_2}$ where $\Delta_2$ is the anharmonicity of the system and $\lambda_1$ is the relative strength required to drive a transition $\lvert 1 \rangle \rightarrow \lvert 2 \rangle$ vs. $\lvert 0 \rangle \rightarrow \lvert 1 \rangle$. Note that this choice of $\beta$, sometimes called “simple drag” or “half derivative”, is a first-order version of DRAG, and it excludes an additional detuning corrective term.

## References

[1] Motzoi, F. et al. Physical Review Letters 103, 110501 (2009).

[2] J. M. Gambetta, F. Motzoi, S. T. Merkel, and F. K. Wilhelm, Physical Review A 83, 012308 (2011).