## Description

A level-\(\nu\) quantum divisible code is a CSS code whose \(X\)-type stabilizers form a \(\nu\)-even linear binary code in the symplectic representation and which admits a transversal gate at the \(\nu\)th level of the Clifford hierarchy. A CSS code is doubly even (triply even) if all \(X\)-type stabilizers have weight divisible by four (eight), i.e., if they form a doubly even (triply even) linear binary code.

More formally [4,5], a quantum divisible code is a CSS code defined from two linear binary codes \(C_{1,2}\) such that all weights in \(C_2\) share a common divisor \(\Delta > 1\), and all weights in each coset of \(C_2\) in \(C_1\) are congruent to \(\Delta\). For example [5], if \(C_2\) is the first-order RM\((1,m)\) code, and \(C_1/ C_2\) consists of quadratic forms with a bounded rank, then \([[n = 2m − 1, 1 \leq k \leq 1 + \sum_{i=1}^{m-4}(m − i), d = 3]]\) is a family of quantum divisible codes.

## Transversal Gates

## Gates

## Fault Tolerance

## Realizations

## Parent

- Generalized quantum divisible code — Generalized level-\(\nu\) quantum divisible codes reduce to quantum level-\(\nu\) divisible codes when \(t\) is a vector with \(\pm 1\) entries. The classical code formed by their \(X\)-type stabilizer generator matrix is \(\nu\)-even [9; pg. 10]. Both types of codes realize transversal gates outside of the Clifford group.

## Children

- \([[3k + 8, k, 2]]\) triorthogonal code
- \([[49,1,5]]\) triorthogonal code
- \([[2^r-1,1,3]]\) simplex code — \([[2^r-1,1,3]]\) simplex codes come from RM\((1,m=r)\) codes, which are \((r-1)\)-even [10,11], and admit transversal gates at levels of the Clifford hierarchy. Building a tower of generalized divisible codes by starting with the Steane code yields the \([[2^r-1,1,3]]\) simplex codes [9; Sec. VI.B].

## Cousins

- Divisible code — The \(X\)-type stabilizers of a level-\(\nu\) quantum divisible code form a \(\nu\)-even linear binary code.
- \([2^m,m+1,2^{m-1}]\) First-order RM code — Quantum divisible codes can be constructed out of first-order RM\((1,m)\) codes [5].
- Concatenated qubit code — A fault-tolerant \(T\) gate on the five-qubit or Steane code can be obtained by concatenating with particular quantum divisible codes [5].
- Five-qubit perfect code — A fault-tolerant \(T\) gate on the five-qubit code can be obtained by concatenating with particular quantum divisible codes [5].
- \([[7,1,3]]\) Steane code — A fault-tolerant \(T\) gate on the Steane code can be obtained by concatenating with particular quantum divisible codes [5].
- Doubled color code — Doubled color codes are subsystem codes constructed using a generalization of the doubling transformation [12] that combines doubly even linear binary codes to make triply even codes. The doubling transformation is a special case of level lifting (from two to three) [9; Sec. VI.D].

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- Victor V. Albert (2022-05-04)

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“Quantum divisible code”, The Error Correction Zoo (V. V. Albert & P. Faist, eds.), 2022. https://errorcorrectionzoo.org/c/quantum_divisible