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Robust suppression of noise propagation in GKP error-correction


Straightforward logical operations contrasting with complex state preparation are the hallmarks of the bosonic encoding proposed by Gottesman, Kitaev and Preskill (GKP). The recently reported generation and error-correction of GKP qubits in trapped ions and superconducting circuits thus holds great promise for the future of quantum computing architectures based on such encoded qubits. However, these experiments rely on the measurement of error-syndromes via an ancillary two-level system (TLS), whose noise may propagate and corrupt the encoded qubit. We propose a simple module composed of two oscillators and a TLS, operated with two experimentally accessible quantum gates and elementary feedback controls to implement an error-corrected GKP qubit protected from such propagating errors. In the idealized setting of periodic GKP states, we develop efficient numerical methods to optimize our protocol parameters and show that errors of the encoded qubit stemming from flips of the TLS and diffusion of the oscillators state in phase-space may be exponentially suppressed as the noise strength over individual operations is decreased. Our approach circumvents the main roadblock towards fault-tolerant quantum computation with GKP qubits.

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hal-04017937 , version 1 (07-03-2023)



Christian Siegele, Philippe Campagne-Ibarcq. Robust suppression of noise propagation in GKP error-correction. Phys.Rev.A, 2023, 108 (4), pp.042427. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevA.108.042427⟩. ⟨hal-04017937⟩
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