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IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, January 29, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Using Metrological Bounds in Quantum Error Correction
Aleksander Kubica, AWS Center for Quantum Computing,

Abstract: I will present a simple proof of the approximate Eastin-Knill theorem, which connects the quality of a quantum error-correcting code (QECC) with its ability to achieve a universal set of transversal logical gates. The derivation employs powerful bounds on the quantum Fisher information in generic quantum metrological protocols to characterize the QECC performance measured in terms of the worst-case entanglement fidelity. The theorem is applicable to a large class of decoherence models, including independent erasure and depolarizing noise. Instead of following the established path of utilizing QECCs to mitigate noise in quantum metrological protocols, I will show how to apply methods of quantum metrology to explore the limitations of QECCs. Based on arXiv:2004.11893.

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