Andreas Klappenecker

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One formidable difficulty in quantum communication and computation is to protect information-carrying quantum states against undesired interactions with the environment. To address this difficulty, many good quantum error-correcting codes have been derived as binary stabilizer codes. Fault-tolerant quantum computation prompted the study of nonbinary quantum(More)
Two orthonormal bases B and B ′ of a d-dimensional complex inner-product space are called mutually unbiased if and only if |b|b ′ | 2 = 1/d holds for all b ∈ B and b ′ ∈ B ′. The size of any set containing pairwise mutually unbiased bases of C d cannot exceed d + 1. If d is a power of a prime, then extremal sets containing d + 1 mutually unbiased bases are(More)
The theory of hypergeometric functions over finite fields was developed in the mid-1980s by Greene. Since that time, connections between these functions and elliptic curves and modular forms have been investigated by mathematicians such as Ahlgren, Frechette, Koike, Ono, and Papanikolas. In this dissertation, we begin by giving a survey of these results and(More)
Clifford codes are a class of quantum error control codes that form a natural generalization of stabilizer codes. These codes were introduced in 1996 by Knill, but only a single Clifford code was known, which is not already a stabilizer code. We derive a necessary and sufficient condition that allows to decide when a Clifford code is a stabilizer code, and(More)
Classical Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codes that contain their (Euclidean or Hermitian) dual codes can be used to construct quantum stabilizer codes; this correspondence studies the properties of such codes. It is shown that a BCH code of length n can contain its dual code only if its designed distance delta=O(radicn), and the converse is proved in the(More)
Recently, quantum error-correcting codes have been proposed that capitalize on the fact that many physical error models lead to a significant asymmetry between the probabilities for bit-and phase-flip errors. An example for a channel that exhibits such asymmetry is the combined amplitude damping and dephasing channel, where the probabilities of bit and(More)
Quantum convolutional codes can be used to protect a sequence of qubits of arbitrary length against decoherence. We introduce two new families of quantum convolutional codes. Our construction is based on an algebraic method which allows to construct classical convolutional codes from block codes, in particular BCH codes. These codes have the property that(More)
— Convolutional stabilizer codes promise to make quantum communication more reliable with attractive online encoding and decoding algorithms. This paper introduces a new approach to convolutional stabilizer codes based on direct limit constructions. Two families of quantum convolutional codes are derived from generalized Reed-Solomon codes and from(More)
Recently, it has been shown that the max flow capacity can be achieved in a multicast network using network coding. In this paper, we propose and analyze a more realistic model for wireless random networks. We prove that the capacity of network coding for this model is concentrated around the expected value of its minimum cut. Furthermore, we establish(More)