Multi-error-correcting amplitude damping codes

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IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings, 2010, pp. 2672 - 2676
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We construct new families of multi-error-correcting quantum codes for the amplitude damping channel. Our key observation is that, with proper encoding, two uses of the amplitude damping channel simulate a quantum erasure channel. This allows us to use concatenated codes with quantum erasure-correcting codes as outer codes for correcting multiple amplitude damping errors. Our new codes are degenerate stabilizer codes and have parameters which are better than the amplitude damping codes obtained by any previously known construction. © 2010 IEEE.
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