Error threshold estimates for surface code with loss of qubits

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We estimate optimal thresholds for surface codes in the presence of loss via an analytical method developed in statistical physics. The optimal threshold for the surface code is closely related to a special critical point in a finite-dimensional spin glass, which is disordered magnetic material. We compare our estimations to the heuristic numerical results reported in earlier studies. Further application of our method to the depolarizing channel, a natural generalization of the noise model, unveils its wider robustness even with loss of qubits.

Original languageEnglish
Article number060301
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 11
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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