Lattice surgery translation for quantum computation

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New Journal of Physics, 2017, 19 (1)
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© 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. In this paper we outline a method for a compiler to translate any non fault tolerant quantum circuit to the geometric representation of the lattice surgery error-correcting code using inherent merge and split operations. Since the efficiency of state distillation procedures has not yet been investigated in the lattice surgery model, their translation is given as an example using the proposed method. The resource requirements seem comparable or better to the defect-based state distillation process, but modularity and eventual implementability allow the lattice surgery model to be an interesting alternative to braiding.
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