A new class of designs which protect against quantum jumps

Thomas Beth, Christopher Charnes, Markus Grassl, Gernot Alber, Aldo Delgardo, Michael Mussinger

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We present the theory and construction of a new class of designs, which we call SEEDs (spontaneous emission error designs), arising in the study of decay processes of certain quantum systems used in the newly emerging field of quantum computing. We show that there is a simple and surprising connection between subspaces of the system Hilbert space, stable against these quantum jumps and the incidence matrices of SEEDs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-70
Number of pages20
JournalDesigns, Codes and Cryptography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • quantum error correction
  • resolvable designs
  • partial designs
  • large sets


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