Methodology for bus layout for topological quantum error correcting codes
JARA Institute for Quantum Information, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, 52056, Germany
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Accepted: 24 February 2016
Published online: 9 March 2016
Most quantum computing architectures can be realized as two-dimensional lattices of qubits that interact with each other. We take transmon qubits and transmission line resonators as promising candidates for qubits and couplers; we use them as basic building elements of a quantum code. We then propose a simple framework to determine the optimal experimental layout to realize quantum codes. We show that this engineering optimization problem can be reduced to the solution of standard binary linear programs. While solving such programs is a NP-hard problem, we propose a way to find scalable optimal architectures that require solving the linear program for a restricted number of qubits and couplers. We apply our methods to two celebrated quantum codes, namely the surface code and the Fibonacci code.
Key words: topolocial quantum error correcting codes
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