Questions tagged [majorana-particle]

For questions regarding usage of Majorana particles for quantum computation. A Majorana fermion, also referred to as a Majorana particle, is a fermion that is its own antiparticle. They were hypothesized by Ettore Majorana in 1937. The term is sometimes used in opposition to a Dirac fermion, which describes fermions that are not their own antiparticles.

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Platform to Simulate FLO of Majorana

Is there any python (other languages are also OK) library/platform/toolbox, open-source, to simulate Majorana in FLO (Fermion Linear Optics) as done in this article. I tried to look for the platform ...
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Simulate Surface /Topological Code with Majorana - Huge Complexity Saving

This article "Correcting coherent errors with surface codes" is talking in the methods section, about simulating topological codes / surface codes, using Majorana equivalent. It is also ...
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If Majorana qubits are analogous to surface codes, why do the diagrams use lines instead of squares?

If you go to some random Majorana paper or talk, you will find a diagram like this one. Note that the diagram is using lines. Making the lines longer should exponentially increase the error ...
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What are the pros/cons of Trapped Ion Qubits, Superconducting Qubits and Si Spin Qubits?

Among available qubit technologies for universal quantum computing these 3 come up as promising. NV centers and Majorana qubits also underway but relatively new. I find superconducting qubits and ...
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Computing Majorana "Stars"

I'm trying to implement Majorana's "stellar representation" of a spin-$j$ system as $2j$ points on the $2$-sphere in python. Consulting papers including Extremal quantum states and their Majorana ...
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How could Majorana particles be used to improve quantum computers?

This recent press release claiming that Improved measurements bring final proof of Majorana particles closer than ever, which summarizes the results of a recent paper in Nature simply entitled "...
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