Study of small surface code and ion traps published in New J. Phys.

Three zone architecture for ion trap quantum error correction

Quantum error correction is critical for building high quality qubits from error prone parts.  The distance-3 surface code is a promising small code for implementing a quantum memory and trapped atomic ions are a leading implementation for quantum information processing. We numerically examined implementing surface-17,  a specific version of the distance-3 surface code, on a linear ion trap quantum computer with three zones dedicated tological gates, measurement, and storage. This work was done in collaboration with the Luming Duan group at the  University of Michigan and was recently published in New Journal of Physics