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A linear-time benchmarking tool for generalized surface codes

Delfosse, Nicolas and Iyer, Pavithran and Poulin, David (2016) A linear-time benchmarking tool for generalized surface codes. . (Submitted)

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Quantum information processors need to be protected against errors and faults. One of the most widely considered fault-tolerant architecture is based on surface codes. While the general principles of these codes are well understood and basic code properties such as minimum distance and rate are easy to characterize, a code's average performance depends on the detailed geometric layout of the qubits. To date, optimizing a surface code architecture and comparing different geometric layouts relies on costly numerical simulations. Here, we propose a benchmarking algorithm for simulating the performance of surface codes, and generalizations thereof, that runs in linear time. We implemented this algorithm in a software that generates performance reports and allows to quickly compare different architectures.

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Delfosse, Nicolas0000-0002-3949-981X
Additional Information:The authors would like to thank Marcus da Silva for enlighting discussions and Mario Berta and Tomas Jochym-O'Connor for their comments on a preliminary version of our software. ND acknowledges funding provided by the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center (NSF Grant PHY-1125565) with support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF-2644). This work was supported by the Army Research Office contract number W911NF-14-C-0048. PI and DP are supported by Canada's NSERC and by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
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Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationGBMF-2644
Army Research Office (ARO)W911NF-14-C-0048
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)UNSPECIFIED
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