Lifted-product (LP) code[1,2] 


Also called a Panteleev-Kalachev (PK) code. Code that utilizes the notion of a lifted product in its construction. Lifted products of certain classical Tanner codes are the first (asymptotically) good QLDPC codes.

A lifted product over a ring \(R\) is a product of two chain complexes whose chains are free modules over \(R\). An interesting case is when \(R=\mathbb{F}_q G\), the group-\(G\) algebra over the finite field \({\mathbb{F}}_q = GF(q)\); in this case, the product can be called a \(G\)-lifted product. Just like its further generalization the balanced product, a lifted product code generalizes a hypergraph product code in that a reduction of symmetry is exploited to decrease the number of physical qubits required.

The key operation behind the \(G\)-lifted product is the \(G\)-lift, a group-algebraic version of the lifting procedure of protograph LDPC codes. A \(G\)-lift of a \(\mathbb{F}_q\)-valued matrix \(A\) substitutes matrix elements of \(A\) with matrices forming the regular representation of the group algebra \({\mathbb{F}}_q G\) according to some rule. A combination of the lift and the usual hypergraph product yields lifted-product codes. The two operations commute: one can first take the usual hypergraph product of two chain complexes, and then lift the resulting product complex; equivalently, one can take the hypergraph product of the two lifted complexes.


Code performance strongly depends on the group \(G\) used in the product [3].


There is no known simple way to compute the logical dimension \(k\) in the general case [3].


Formerly known as generalized hypergraph product codes [1], and later renamed to lifted-product codes [3,4].





P. Panteleev and G. Kalachev, “Degenerate Quantum LDPC Codes With Good Finite Length Performance”, Quantum 5, 585 (2021) arXiv:1904.02703 DOI
P. Panteleev and G. Kalachev, “Asymptotically Good Quantum and Locally Testable Classical LDPC Codes”, (2022) arXiv:2111.03654
P. Panteleev and G. Kalachev, “Quantum LDPC Codes With Almost Linear Minimum Distance”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 68, 213 (2022) arXiv:2012.04068 DOI
N. P. Breuckmann and J. N. Eberhardt, “Quantum Low-Density Parity-Check Codes”, PRX Quantum 2, (2021) DOI
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  title={Lifted-product (LP) code},
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