Demonstrating non-Abelian braiding of surface code defects in a five qubit experiment

  title={Demonstrating non-Abelian braiding of surface code defects in a five qubit experiment},
  author={James R. Wootton},
  journal={Quantum Science and Technology},
  • James R. Wootton
  • Published 25 September 2016
  • Physics
  • Quantum Science and Technology
Currently, the mainstream approach to quantum computing is through surface codes. One way to store and manipulate quantum information with these to create defects in the codes which can be moved and used as if they were particles. Specifically, they simulate the behaviour of exotic particles known as Majoranas, which are a kind of non-Abelian anyon. By exchanging these particles, important gates for quantum computation can be implemented. Here we investigate the simplest possible exchange… 

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