Asymmetric Quantum LDPC Codes Academic Article uri icon


  • Recently, quantum error-correcting codes were proposed that capitalize on the fact that many physical error models lead to a significant asymmetry between the probabilities for bit flip and phase flip errors. An example for a channel which exhibits such asymmetry is the combined amplitude damping and dephasing channel, where the probabilities of bit flips and phase flips can be related to relaxation and dephasing time, respectively. We give systematic constructions of asymmetric quantum stabilizer codes that exploit this asymmetry. Our approach is based on a CSS construction that combines BCH and finite geometry LDPC codes. © 2008 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sarvepalli, P. K., Rötteler, M., & Klappenecker, A.

citation count

  • 27

editor list (cited editors)

  • Kschischang, F. R., & Yang, E.

publication date

  • July 2008