Questions tagged [topological-quantum-computing]

Topological quantum computing is a theoretical quantum computing model that employs two-dimensional quasiparticles called anyons, whose world lines pass around one another to form braids in a three-dimensional spacetime (i.e., one temporal plus two spatial dimensions).

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History of anyon theory, braidings and tensor categories

What was the first paper/who was the first person to phrase anyon theory in terms of tensor categories? Going through Wilczek's book on fractional statistics, some of the reprinted papers anticipate ...
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Simulating quantum computers using anyon braiding

I am new to the concept of topological quantum computation (TQC). Recently I have been thinking about simulating a quantum computer on a classical computer. I know that if I use merely the unitary ...
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Measuring Ising anyons: What is a fusion measurement?

I have several doubts about measuring Ising anyons. Measurement is crucial for quantum computation and even more so for magic state distillation which is necessary to make Ising anyons universal. ...
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Topological anyonic molecule statistics

In the last chapter of John Preskill's Lecture Notes for Physics 219: Quantum Computation (PDF), he mentions the following on pg.12. This behavior is compatible with the spin-statistics connection: ...
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Reference that explains how to read 3d topological diagrams for surface code computations

I like making diagrams to describe computations. For the surface code, an excellent tool is 3d topological diagrams. Here is an example diagram (made by me in SketchUp): The basic idea is that white ...
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What is the correspondence between adiabatic phase and a topological phase?

In the adiabatic model, we have a system acquiring a Berry phase due to cyclic slow periodic evolution under a Hamiltonian. While in the topological phases, we talk about systems such as anyons which ...
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Correspondence between the Topological model and Quantum Circuit model

For example, given the $R$ & $F$ gates and Toric codes for a given problem, how to convert this code into the conventional circuit model and vice versa. From the literature developed, it seems ...
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Is there any tool or simulator for Topological quantum gates and circuits? [duplicate]

I am starting to step into the field of Topological Quantum Information and Computation and am in search of tools which I can use to directly simulate or realize these transformations in a textual or ...
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Are there any other companies besides Microsoft pursuing topological QC?

Also, why is Microsoft placing such an emphasis on topological qubits when most other companies seem to be focusing on other qubit technologies? I know topological qubits could handle noise far ...
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Topological Circuit Simulator

Does something like Quirk exist for topological (eg. braided) circuits? Alternatively, any ideas on how @CraigGidney is getting these circuits (or something similar)?
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Anyon alternatives in topological quantum computing

A topological quantum computer is a theoretical quantum computer that employs two-dimensional quasiparticles called anyons. -Wikipedia Are there other instances of topological quantum computing ...
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How does the size of a toric code torus affect its ability to protect qubits?

The Toric code Hamiltonian is: $\sum_{x,y}\left( \prod_{i\in p(x,y)} Z_{ixy} + \prod_{i\in v(x,y)} X_{ixy} \right),$ where the $v$ and $p$ are defined according to this picture (courtesy of James ...
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Are there connections between long-range entanglement and topological quantum computation?

Long-range entanglement is characterized by topological order (some kinds of global entanglement properties), and the "modern" definition of topological order is the ground state of the system cannot ...
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What is the status of confirming the existence of anyons?

In a comment on my answer to the question: What exactly are anyons and how are they relevant to topological quantum computing? I was asked to give specific examples of occurrence of anyons in nature. ...
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What exactly are anyons and how are they relevant to topological quantum computing?

I have been trying to get a basic idea of what anyons are for the past couple of days. However, the online articles (including Wikipedia) seem unusually vague and impenetrable as far as explaining ...
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Is Gil Kalai's argument against topological quantum computers sound?

In a lecture, recorded on Youtube, Gil Kalai presents a 'deduction' for why topological quantum computers will not work. The interesting part is that he claims this is a stronger argument than the ...
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How does topological quantum computing differ from other models of quantum computing?

I've heard the term Topological Quantum Computer a few times now and know that it is equivalent to quantum computers using circuits with respect to some polynomial-time reduction. However, it is ...