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Approach for the construction of non-Calderbank-Steane-Shor low-density-generator-matrix-based quantum codes

Autores: Fuentes, P. (Autor de correspondencia); Etxezarreta Martinez, Josu; Crespo Bofill, Pedro; Garcia-Frias, J.
Título de la revista: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
ISSN: 1050-2947
Volumen: 102
Número: 1
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Quantum low-density generator matrix (QLDGM) codes based on Calderbank-Steane-Shor (CSS) con-structions have shown unprecedented error correction capabilities, displaying much improved performance in comparison to other sparse-graph codes. However, the nature of CSS designs and the manner in which they must be decoded limit the performance that is attainable with codes that are based on this construction. This motivates the search for quantum code design strategies capable of avoiding the drawbacks associated with CSS codes. In this article, we introduce non-CSS quantum code constructions based on classical LDGM codes. The proposed codes are derived from CSS QLDGM designs by performing specific row operations on their quantum parity check matrices to modify the associated decoding graphs. The application of this method results in performance improvements in comparison to CSS QLDGM codes, while also allowing for greater flexibility in the design process. The proposed non-CSS QLDGM scheme outperforms the best quantum low-density parity check codes that have appeared in the literature.