Automatic Implementation and Evaluation of Error-Correcting Codes for Quantum Computing: An Open-Source Framework for Quantum Error Correction

Thomas Grurl, Christoph Pichler, Jurgen Fub, Robert Wille

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Abstract

Due to the fragility of quantum mechanical effects, real quantum computers are plagued by frequent noise effects that cause errors during computations. Quantum error-correcting codes address this problem by providing means to identify and correct corresponding errors. However, most of the research on quantum error correction is theoretical or has been evaluated for specific hardware models only. Moreover, the development of corresponding codes and the evaluation of whether they indeed solve the problem for a particular hardware model, still often rests on tedious trial-and-error thus far. In this work, we propose an open-source framework that supports engineers and researchers in these tasks by automatically applying error-correcting codes for a given application followed by an automatic noise-aware quantum circuit simulation. Case studies showcase that this allows for a substantially more efficient implementation and evaluation of error-correcting codes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 36th International Conference on VLSI Design, VLSID 2023 - held concurrently with 22nd International Conference on Embedded Systems, ES 2023
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages301-306
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350346787
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event36th International Conference on VLSI Design, VLSID 2023 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 8 Jan 202312 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design
Volume2023-January
ISSN (Print)1063-9667

Conference

Conference36th International Conference on VLSI Design, VLSID 2023
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period8/01/2312/01/23

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