Remarks on Clifford Codes Academic Article uri icon


  • Clifford codes are quantum error control codes that generalize stabilizer codes. These codes were introduced in 1996 by Knill, but only a single nonstabilizer Clifford code was known to date. We derive a necessary and sufficient condition that allows one to decide when a Clifford code is a stabilizer code. We compile a table of all true Clifford codes for error groups of small order.

author list (cited authors)

  • Klappenecker, A., & Rötteler, M.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 2004