Trapping Set Analysis of Finite-Length Quantum LDPC Codes

Nithin Raveendran, Bane Vasic

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Abstract

Iterative decoders for finite length quantum low-density parity-check (QLDPC) codes are impacted by short cycles, detrimental graphical configurations known as trapping sets (TSs) present in a code graph as well as symmetric degeneracy of errors. In this paper, we develop a systematic methodology by which quantum trapping sets (QTSs) can be defined and categorized according to their topological structure. Conventional definition of a TS from classical error correction is generalized to address the syndrome decoding scenario for QLDPC codes. We show that QTS information can be used to design better QLDPC code and decoder. For certain finite-length QLDPC codes, frame error rate improvements of two orders of magnitude in the error floor regime are demonstrated without needing any post-processing steps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1564-1569
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682098
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 12 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2021 - Virtual, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Jul 12 2021Jul 20 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2021-July
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2021
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityVirtual, Melbourne
Period7/12/217/20/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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