Fermion code 

Description

Finite-dimensional quantum error-correcting code encoding a logical (qudit or fermionic) Hilbert space into a physical Fock space of fermionic modes. Codes are typically described using Majorana operators, which are linear combinations of fermionic creation and annihilation operators [1].

Gates

Clifford operations on fermionic codes can often be formulated using Fermionic Linear Optics, a classically simulable model of computation [24].

Notes

See Ref. [5] for an introduction into Majorana-based qubits.

Parent

  • Qubit code — The Majorana operator algebra is isomorphic to the qubit Pauli-operator algebra via various fermion-into-qubit encodings.

Children

Cousins

  • Bosonic code — Bosonic (fermionic) codes are associated with bosonic (fermionic) degrees of freedom.
  • Fermion-into-qubit code — Fermion (fermion-into-qubit) codes encode logical information into a physical space of fermionic modes (qubits). The Majorana operator algebra is isomorphic to the qubit Pauli-operator algebra via various fermion-into-qubit encodings.

References

[1]
S. B. Bravyi and A. Yu. Kitaev, “Fermionic Quantum Computation”, Annals of Physics 298, 210 (2002) arXiv:quant-ph/0003137 DOI
[2]
E. Knill, “Fermionic Linear Optics and Matchgates”, (2001) arXiv:quant-ph/0108033
[3]
B. M. Terhal and D. P. DiVincenzo, “Classical simulation of noninteracting-fermion quantum circuits”, Physical Review A 65, (2002) arXiv:quant-ph/0108010 DOI
[4]
S. Bravyi, “Lagrangian representation for fermionic linear optics”, (2004) arXiv:quant-ph/0404180
[5]
F. Hassler, “Majorana Qubits”, (2014) arXiv:1404.0897
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“Fermion code”, The Error Correction Zoo (V. V. Albert & P. Faist, eds.), 2022. https://errorcorrectionzoo.org/c/fermions
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@incollection{eczoo_fermions, title={Fermion code}, booktitle={The Error Correction Zoo}, year={2022}, editor={Albert, Victor V. and Faist, Philippe}, url={https://errorcorrectionzoo.org/c/fermions} }
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