Dressed Qubits

L.-A. Wu, D. A. Lidar
2003 Physical Review Letters  
Inherent gate errors can arise in quantum computation when the actual system Hamiltonian or Hilbert space deviates from the desired one. Two important examples we address are spin-coupled quantum dots in the presence of spin-orbit perturbations to the Heisenberg exchange interaction, and off-resonant transitions of a qubit embedded in a multilevel Hilbert space. We propose a "dressed qubit" transformation for dealing with such inherent errors. Unlike quantum error correction, the dressed qubits
more » ... method does not require additional operations or encoding redundancy, is insenstitive to error magnitude, and imposes no new experimental constraints.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.91.097904 pmid:14525212 fatcat:2ezockrd5zeyxg7647d2gfnerq