Infinite Families of Quantum-Classical Hybrid Codes Academic Article uri icon


  • Hybrid codes simultaneously encode both quantum and classical information into physical qubits. We give several general results about hybrid codes, most notably that the quantum codes comprising a genuine hybrid code must be impure and that hybrid codes can always detect more errors than comparable quantum codes. We also introduce the weight enumerators for general hybrid codes, which we then use to derive linear programming bounds. Finally, inspired by the construction of some families of nonadditive codes, we construct several infinite families of genuine hybrid codes with minimum distance two and three.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Nemec, A., & Klappenecker, A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Nemec, Andrew||Klappenecker, Andreas

publication date

  • January 2021