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An introduction to the surface code

by Andrew N Cleland

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Andrew Cleland
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Preprint Link: scipost_202202_00013v2  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2022-04-04
Date submitted: 2022-03-22 17:21
Submitted by: Cleland, Andrew
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Lecture Notes
Ontological classification
Academic field: Physics
  • Quantum Physics
Approaches: Theoretical, Experimental


This chapter provides an introduction to the surface code, discussing details about how physical qubits are connected and operated to create logical qubits, how errors are handled, and what performance metrics are needed to generate logical qubits with performance that exceeds their underlying physical qubit performance.

Published as SciPost Phys. Lect. Notes 49 (2022)

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