Fusion-based quantum computing (FBQC) code
Code whose codewords are resource states used in an FBQC scheme. Related to a cluster state via Hadamard transformations.
FBQC is a fault tolerant way to produce fusion networks, or large entangled resource states starting from small constant-sized entangled resource states along with destructive measurements called fusions. These large states can be produced asychronously in the fusion framework and can be used as resources, as in measurement-based quantum computation (MBQC), or as logical states of topological codes. The difference from ordinary MBQC is that error-correction two-qubit measurements are performed, which requires a foliation with more qubits. The use of two-qubit measurements makes FBQC more compatible with photonic platforms.
- Qubit stabilizer code — The resource states in FBQC are small stabilizer states, and after fusion measurements, the outputs are stabilizers (conditioned on measurement outcomes).
- Topological code — Arbitrary topological codes can be created using FBQC, as can topological features such as defects and boundaries, by modifying fusion measurements or adding single qubit measurements.
- Dual-rail quantum code — FBQC resource states are concatenated with dual-rail codes to increase loss detection.
- Dynamically-generated QECC — Building a fusion network is done using a measurement-based dynamical process.
- Cluster-state code — FBQC and MBQC are both computational models in which computation is done by measuring resource states (which are qubit stabilizer states). The difference between the two is in how the states are constructed. FBQC is based exclusively on two-qubit measurements tailored to photonic platforms. These measurements require a foliation with more qubits but one which can be built by fusing smaller modules.
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“Fusion-based quantum computing (FBQC) code”, The Error Correction Zoo (V. V. Albert & P. Faist, eds.), 2023. https://errorcorrectionzoo.org/c/fusion