Log-Domain Decoding of Quantum LDPC Codes Over Binary Finite Fields

A quantum stabilizer code over GF(q) corresponds to a classical additive code over GF(q2) that is self-orthogonal with respect to a symplectic inner product. We study the decoding of quantum low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes over binary finite fields GF(q = 2l) by the sum-product algorithm, also known as belief propagation (BP). Conventionally, a message in a nonbinary BP for quantum codes […]

Benchmarking Hamiltonian Noise in the D-Wave Quantum Annealer

Various sources of noise limit the performance of quantum computers by altering qubit states in an uncontrolled manner throughout computations and reducing their coherence time. In quantum annealers, this noise introduces additional fluctuations to the parameters defining the original problem Hamiltonian, such that they find the ground states of problems perturbed from those originally programmed. […]