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LOCATION:5310 Chamberlin Hall
SUMMARY:The geometry of quantum error correction under biased noise\,
Atomic Physics Seminar\, Arpit Dua
DESCRIPTION:Quantum error correction is necessary because physical qub
its have much higher error rates per gate operation than are needed fo
r practical tasks. The popular choice is to encode a logical qubit in
a large enough planar layout of many physical qubits\, called the surf
ace code\, to have sufficiently low logical error rates. The optimal l
ogical error rates depend on the statistical mechanics of logical oper
ators. For example\, under biased Pauli noise\, having more higher-wei
ght logical operator representations with a higher ratio of low-rate P
auli operators is better. Using this idea\, I will discuss how\, in ac
tive error correction\, measuring Clifford-rotated Pauli stabilizers o
f the surface code can enhance code performance: higher error threshol
ds and lower subthreshold logical error rates\, for biased Pauli noise
. Using statistical mechanics and percolation theory\, I will describe
a phase diagram of 50% thresholds for random Clifford-rotated surface
codes under pure dephasing noise. Using tensor network numerics\, I w
ill show that certain families of these random codes outperform the be
st-known translation invariant Clifford-rotated surface codes for fini
tely biased depolarizing noise.
URL:https://www.physics.wisc.edu/events/?id=8183
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