On quantum and classical BCH codes Academic Article uri icon


  • Classical Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem (BCH) codes that contain their (Euclidean or Hermitian) dual codes can be used to construct quantum stabilizer codes; this correspondence studies the properties of such codes. It is shown that a BCH code of length n can contain its dual code only if its designed distance = O(n), and the converse is proved in the case of narrow-sense codes. Furthermore, the dimension of narrow-sense BCH codes with small design distance is completely determined, and - consequently - the bounds on their minimum distance are improved. These results make it possible to determine the parameters of quantum BCH codes in terms of their design parameters. 2007 IEEE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Aly, S. A., Klappenecker, A., & Sarvepalli, P. K.

citation count

  • 213

complete list of authors

  • Aly, Salah A||Klappenecker, Andreas||Sarvepalli, Pradeep Kiran

publication date

  • March 2007