# Topology, criticality, and dynamically generated qubits in a stochastic measurement-only Kitaev model

@inproceedings{Sriram2022TopologyCA, title={Topology, criticality, and dynamically generated qubits in a stochastic measurement-only Kitaev model}, author={Adithya Sriram and Tibor Rakovszky and Vedika Khemani and Matteo Ippoliti}, year={2022} }

We consider a paradigmatic solvable model of topological order in two dimensions, Kitaev’s honeycomb Hamiltonian, and turn it into a measurement-only dynamics consisting of stochastic measurements of two-qubit bond operators. We ﬁnd an entanglement phase diagram that resembles that of the Hamiltonian problem in some ways, while being qualitatively diﬀerent in others. When one type of bond is dominantly measured, we ﬁnd area-law entangled phases that protect two topological qubits (on a torus…

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