Holonomic surface codes for fault-tolerant quantum computation

Jiang Zhang*, Simon J. Devitt, J. Q. You, Franco Nori

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Surface codes can protect quantum information stored in qubits from local errors as long as the per-operation error rate is below a certain threshold. Here we propose holonomic surface codes by harnessing the quantum holonomy of the system. In our scheme, the holonomic gates are built via auxiliary qubits rather than the auxiliary levels in multilevel systems used in conventional holonomic quantum computation. The key advantage of our approach is that the auxiliary qubits are in their ground state before and after each gate operation, so they are not involved in the operation cycles of surface codes. This provides an advantageous way to implement surface codes for fault-tolerant quantum computation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022335
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2018


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