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

  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},
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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