## Description

## Protection

A convenient and often considered error set is the Galois-qudit analogue of the Pauli string set for qubit codes. For a single Galois qudit, this set consists of products of \(X\)-type and \(Z\)-type operators labeled by elements \(\beta \in GF(q)\), which act on computational basis states \(|\gamma\rangle\) for \(\gamma\in GF(q)\) as \begin{align} X_{\beta}\left|\gamma\right\rangle =\left|\gamma+\beta\right\rangle \,\,\text{ and }\,\,Z_{\beta}\left|\gamma\right\rangle =e^{i\frac{2\pi}{p}\text{tr}(\beta\gamma)}\left|\gamma\right\rangle~, \end{align} where the trace maps elements of the field to elements of \(\mathbb{Z}_p\) as \begin{align} \text{tr}(\gamma)=\sum_{k=0}^{m-1}\gamma^{p^{k}}~. \end{align} For multiple Galois qudits, error set elements are tensor products of elements of the single-qudit error set.

The Galois-qudit Pauli error set is a unitary basis for linear operators on the multi-qudit Hilbert space that is orthonormal under the Hilbert-Schmidt inner product; it is a nice error basis [3]. The distance associated with this set is often the minimum weight of a Galois qudit Pauli string that implements a nontrivial logical operation in the code.

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- Modular-qudit code — A Galois qudit for \(q=p^m\) can be decomposed into a Kronecker product of \(m\) modular qudits [5]; see Sec. 5.3 of Ref. [6]. The two coincide when \(q\) is prime, and reduce to qubits when \(q=2\). However, Pauli matrices for the two types of qudits are defined differently.

## References

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- Avanti Ketkar et al., “Nonbinary stabilizer codes over finite fields”. quant-ph/0508070
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- E. Knill, “Non-binary Unitary Error Bases and Quantum Codes”. quant-ph/9608048
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- K. S. Gibbons, M. J. Hoffman, and W. K. Wootters, “Discrete phase space based on finite fields”, Physical Review A 70, (2004). DOI; quant-ph/0401155
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- A. Ashikhmin and E. Knill, “Nonbinary quantum stabilizer codes”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 47, 3065 (2001). DOI
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- Annika Niehage, “Quantum Goppa Codes over Hyperelliptic Curves”. quant-ph/0501074

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“Galois-qudit code”, The Error Correction Zoo (V. V. Albert & P. Faist, eds.), 2022. https://errorcorrectionzoo.org/c/galois_into_galois