The cat code is a promising encoding scheme for bosonic quantum error correction as it allows for correction against losses - the dominant error mechanism in most bosonic systems. However, it has remained unclear how the required syndrome measurement and recovery can be implemented in the optical regime. Here, we introduce a teleportation-based error-correction scheme for the cat code, using elements suitable for an optical setting. The scheme detects and corrects single-photon losses while restoring the amplitude of the cat states, thereby greatly suppressing the accumulation of errors in lossy channels.
|Journal||Physical Review Research|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|