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  1. Abstract

    Leakage is a particularly damaging error that occurs when a qubit state falls out of its two-level computational subspace. Compared to independent depolarizing noise, leaked qubits may produce many more configurations of harmful correlated errors during error-correction. In this work, we investigate different local codes in the low-error regime of a leakage gate error model. When restricting to bare-ancilla extraction, we observe that subsystem codes are good candidates for handling leakage, as their locality can limit damaging correlated errors. As a case study, we compare subspace surface codes to the subsystem surface codes introduced by Bravyiet al. In contrast to depolarizing noise, subsystem surface codes outperform same-distance subspace surface codes below error rates as high as ⪅ 7.5 × 10−4while offering better per-qubit distance protection. Furthermore, we show that at low to intermediate distances, Bacon–Shor codes offer better per-qubit error protection against leakage in an ion-trap motivated error model below error rates as high as ⪅ 1.2 × 10−3. For restricted leakage models, this advantage can be extended to higher distances by relaxing to unverified two-qubit cat state extraction in the surface code. These results highlight an intrinsic benefit of subsystem code locality to error-corrective performance.

  2. This work presents a stable and reliable turnkey continuous-wave laser system for a Yb/Ba multi-species trapped-ion quantum computer. The compact and rack-mountable optics system exhibits high robustness, operating over a year without realignment, regardless of temperature changes in the laboratory. The overall optical system is divided into a few isolated modules interconnected by optical fibers for easy maintenance. The light sources are frequency-stabilized by comparing their frequency with two complementary references, a commercial Fizeau wavelength meter and a high-finesse optical cavity. This scheme enables automatic frequency-stabilization for days with a sub-MHz precision.
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  4. We describe a general approach to modeling rational decision-making agents who adopt either quantum or classical mechanics based on the Quantum Bayesian (QBist) approach to quantum theory. With the additional ingredient of a scheme by which the properties of one agent may influence another, we arrive at a flexible framework for treating multiple interacting quantum and classical Bayesian agents. We present simulations in several settings to illustrate our construction: quantum and classical agents receiving signals from an exogenous source, two interacting classical agents, two interacting quantum agents, and interactions between classical and quantum agents. A consistent treatment of multiple interacting users of quantum theory may allow us to properly interpret existing multi-agent protocols and could suggest new approaches in other areas such as quantum algorithm design.
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