# Publications

@misc{DS12a,

Year = {2012},

Abstract = {An important task required to build a scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computer is to eciently represent an arbitrary single-qubit rotation by fault-tolerant quantum operations. Traditionally, the method for decomposing a single-qubit unitary into a discrete set of gates is Solovay-Kitaev decomposition, which in practice produces a sequence of depth O(logc(1=)), where c 3:97 is the state-of-the-art. The proven lower bound is c = 1, however an ecient algorithm that saturates this bound is unknown. In this paper, we present an alternative to Solovay-Kitaev decomposition employing state distillation techniques which reduces c to between 1:12 and 2:27, depending on the setting. For a given single-qubit rotation, our protocol signicantly lowers the length of the approximating sequence and the number of required resource states (ancillary qubits). In addition, our protocol is robust to noise in the resource states.},

author = {Guillaume Duclos-Cianci and Krysta M. Svore},

title = {A State Distillation Protocol to Implement Arbitrary Single-qubit Rotations},

eprint = {arXiv:1210.1980},

local-url = {DS12a.pdf}}

Year = {2012},

Abstract = {An important task required to build a scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computer is to eciently represent an arbitrary single-qubit rotation by fault-tolerant quantum operations. Traditionally, the method for decomposing a single-qubit unitary into a discrete set of gates is Solovay-Kitaev decomposition, which in practice produces a sequence of depth O(logc(1=)), where c 3:97 is the state-of-the-art. The proven lower bound is c = 1, however an ecient algorithm that saturates this bound is unknown. In this paper, we present an alternative to Solovay-Kitaev decomposition employing state distillation techniques which reduces c to between 1:12 and 2:27, depending on the setting. For a given single-qubit rotation, our protocol signicantly lowers the length of the approximating sequence and the number of required resource states (ancillary qubits). In addition, our protocol is robust to noise in the resource states.},

author = {Guillaume Duclos-Cianci and Krysta M. Svore},

title = {A State Distillation Protocol to Implement Arbitrary Single-qubit Rotations},

eprint = {arXiv:1210.1980},

local-url = {DS12a.pdf}}