Talks by Christopher Chubb

Statistical mechanical models for quantum codes with correlated noise

Christopher Chubb University of Sherbrooke

In this talk I will discuss generalising the mapping from quantum error correcting codes to stat. mech. models (originally due to Dennis, Kitaev, Landahl and Preskill) to the case of correlated Pauli noise. This mapping connects the error correcting threshold to a phase transition, allowing us to use methods for studying stat. mech. models to estimate code thresholds. Using this, I will present numerical estimates of toric code thresholds under correlated noise.