Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. A
TOPOLOGICAL QUANTUM COMPUTATION; ANYONS; Optics; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
We study how the resilience of the surface code is affected by the coupling to a non-Markovian environment at zero temperature. The qubits in the surface code experience an effective dynamics due to the coupling to the environment that induces correlations among them. The range of the effective induced qubit-qubit interaction depends on parameters related to the environment and the duration of the quantum error correction cycle. We show numerically that different interaction ranges set different intrinsic bounds on the fidelity of the code. These bounds are unrelated to the error thresholds based on stochastic error models. We introduce a definition of stabilizers based on logical operators that allows us to efficiently implement a Metropolis algorithm to determine upper bounds to the fidelity error threshold.
Physical Review A
Jouzdani, Pejman and Mucciolo, Eduardo R., "Numerical evaluation of the fidelity error threshold for the surface code" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5533.