The surface code with a twist

Theodore J. Yoder and Isaac H. Kim

Quantum 1, 2 (2017).

The surface code is one of the most successful approaches to topological quantum error-correction. It boasts the smallest known syndrome extraction circuits and correspondingly largest thresholds. Defect-based logical encodings of a new variety called twists…

Better local hidden variable models for two-qubit Werner states and an upper bound on the Grothendieck constant $K_G(3)$

Flavien Hirsch, Marco Túlio Quintino, Tamás Vértesi, Miguel Navascués, and Nicolas Brunner

Quantum 1, 3 (2017).

We consider the problem of reproducing the correlations obtained by arbitrary local projective measurements on the two-qubit Werner state $\rho = v |\psi_- \rangle \langle\psi_- | + (1- v ) \frac{1}{4}$ via a local hidden…

QInfer: Statistical inference software for quantum applications

Christopher Granade, Christopher Ferrie, Ian Hincks, Steven Casagrande, Thomas Alexander, Jonathan Gross, Michal Kononenko, and Yuval Sanders

Quantum 1, 5 (2017).

Characterizing quantum systems through experimental data is critical to applications as diverse as metrology and quantum computing. Analyzing this experimental data in a robust and reproducible manner is made challenging, however, by the lack of…