IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday April 24, 2015 4:00 PM

Unfolding the color code

Speaker: Alex Kubica
Location: East Bridge 114

Abstract: The topological color code and the toric code are two leading candidates for realizing fault-tolerant quantum computation. In the talk, I will start with introducing these two models. Then, I will show that the color code in d dimensions is equivalent to multiple decoupled copies of the d-dimensional toric code up to local unitary transformations and adding or removing ancilla qubits. This finding generalizes the previous results for two-dimensional systems to higher dimensions and to systems without translation invariance. I will also analyze the case of codes with boundaries and explain how one can attach d+1 copies of the d-dimensional toric code in order to obtain the d-dimensional color code. In particular, for d=2, I show that the (triangular) color code with boundaries is equivalent to the (folded) toric code with boundaries. The last result concerns implementability of a logical non-Pauli gate from the d-th level of the Clifford hierarchy in the d-dimensional color code. In particular, I present how the d-qubit control-Z logical gate can be fault-tolerantly implemented on the stack of d copies of the toric code by a local unitary transformation, saturating the bound by Bravyi and Koenig.

 

This is a joint work with Beni Yoshida and Fernando Pastawski.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.02065

Series IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series

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