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Quantum Information Processing

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 1921–1936 | Cite as

Entanglement-assisted operator codeword stabilized quantum codes

  • Jeonghwan Shin
  • Jun HeoEmail author
  • Todd A. Brun
Article

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a unified framework to construct entanglement-assisted quantum error-correcting codes (QECCs), including additive and nonadditive codes, based on the codeword stabilized (CWS) framework on subsystems. The CWS framework is a scheme to construct QECCs, including both additive and nonadditive codes, and gives a method to construct a QECC from a classical error-correcting code in standard form. Entangled pairs of qubits (ebits) can be used to improve capacity of quantum error correction. In addition, it gives a method to overcome the dual-containing constraint. Operator quantum error correction (OQEC) gives a general framework to construct QECCs. We construct OQEC codes with ebits based on the CWS framework. This new scheme, entanglement-assisted operator codeword stabilized (EAOCWS) quantum codes, is the most general framework we know of to construct both additive and nonadditive codes from classical error-correcting codes. We describe the formalism of our scheme, demonstrate the construction with examples, and give several EAOCWS codes

Keywords

Quantum information Quantum error correction Codeword stabilized quantum codes Entanglement-assisted quantum error-correcting codes Operator quantum error-correcting codes 

Notes

Acknowledgments

TAB would like to thank Ching-Yi Lai and Mark Wilde for useful conversations. TAB acknowledges financial support from NSF Grant CCF-0830801. This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2013R1A1A2011959). This research was supported by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) support program (IITP-2015-R0992-15-1017) supervised by the Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Communication Sciences InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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