Stabilizer Codes

“The stabilizer formalism makes clever use of group theory.” - Stabilizer codes, [B3] section 10.5,

Clifford operators

Importance of Clifford operators:

  • Explore the Clifford Group, blog post, [M28]

  • “a model of quantum computation in which the set of elementary operations is limited to Clifford unitaries”, [21]

See also [M5].

Gottesman-Knill theorem

*What tells us the Gottesman-Knill theorem?*