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Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
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2018

Benchmarks for approximate CNOTs based on a 17-Qubit Surface Code
Andreas Peter, Daniel Loss, James R Wootton
arXiv preprint arXiv:1808.03927, 2018

Benchmarking of quantum processors with random circuits
James R Wootton
arXiv preprint arXiv:1806.02736, 2018

Theoretical and practical aspects of verification of quantum computers
Yehuda Naveh, Elham Kashefi, James R Wootton, Koen Bertels
Design, Automation \& Test in Europe Conference \& Exhibition (DATE), 2018, pp. 721--730

Repetition code of 15 qubits
James R Wootton, Daniel Loss
Physical Review A 97(5), 052313, American Physical Society, 2018


2017

Getting the public involved in Quantum Error Correction
James R Wootton
arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.09649, 2017

Proposal for a minimal surface code experiment
James R Wootton, Andreas Peter, J\'anos R Winkler, Daniel Loss
Physical Review A 96(3), 032338, American Physical Society, 2017

Demonstrating non-Abelian braiding of surface code defects in a five qubit experiment
James R Wootton
Quantum Science and Technology 2(1), 015006, IOP Publishing, 2017

Poking holes and cutting corners to achieve Clifford gates with the surface code
Benjamin J Brown, Katharina Laubscher, Markus S Kesselring, James R Wootton
Physical Review X 7(2), 021029, American Physical Society, 2017

Conformal energy currents on the edge of a topological superconductor
Chris N Self, Jiannis K Pachos, James R Wootton, Sofyan Iblisdir
Physical Review B 95(11), 115141, American Physical Society, 2017


2016

Fractal hard drives for quantum information
James R Wootton
New Journal of Physics 18(2), 021006, IOP Publishing, 2016

Continuous error correction for Ising anyons
Adrian Hutter, James R Wootton
Physical Review A 93(4), 042327, American Physical Society, 2016

Active error correction for Abelian and non-Abelian anyons
James R Wootton, Adrian Hutter
Physical Review A 93(2), 022318, American Physical Society, 2016

Quantum memories at finite temperature
Benjamin J Brown, Daniel Loss, Jiannis K Pachos, Chris N Self, James R Wootton
Reviews of Modern Physics 88(4), 045005, American Physical Society, 2016


2015

Parafermions in a Kagome lattice of qubits for topological quantum computation
Adrian Hutter, James R Wootton, Daniel Loss
Physical Review X 5(4), 041040, American Physical Society, 2015

A family of stabilizer codes for anyons and Majorana modes
James R Wootton
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 48(21), 215302, IOP Publishing, 2015

Improved HDRG decoders for qudit and non-Abelian quantum error correction
Adrian Hutter, Daniel Loss, James R Wootton
New Journal of Physics 17(3), 035017, IOP Publishing, 2015

Error thresholds for Abelian quantum double models: Increasing the bit-flip stability of topological quantum memory
Ruben S Andrist, James R Wootton, Helmut G Katzgraber
Physical Review A 91(4), 042331, American Physical Society, 2015

A simple decoder for topological codes
James Wootton
Entropy 17(4), 1946--1957, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2015


2014

Effective quantum-memory Hamiltonian from local two-body interactions
Adrian Hutter, Fabio L Pedrocchi, James R Wootton, Daniel Loss
Physical Review A 90(1), 012321, APS, 2014

Error correction for non-Abelian topological quantum computation
James R Wootton, Jan Burri, Sofyan Iblisdir, Daniel Loss
Physical review X 4(1), 011051, American Physical Society, 2014

Efficient Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm for the surface code
Adrian Hutter, James R Wootton, Daniel Loss
Physical Review A 89(2), 022326, American Physical Society, 2014


2013

Topological phases and self-correcting memories in interacting anyon systems
James R Wootton
Physical Review A 88(6), 062312, APS, 2013

Lifetime of topological quantum memories in thermal environment
Abbas Al-Shimary, James R Wootton, Jiannis K Pachos
New Journal of Physics 15(2), 025027, IOP Publishing, 2013

Enhanced thermal stability of the toric code through coupling to a bosonic bath
Fabio L Pedrocchi, Adrian Hutter, James R Wootton, Daniel Loss
Physical Review A 88(6), 062313, APS, 2013


2012

Towards unambiguous calculation of the topological entropy for mixed states
James R Wootton
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 45(21), 215309, IOP Publishing, 2012

A witness for topological order and stable quantum memories in Abelian anyonic systems
James R Wootton
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 45(39), 395301, IOP Publishing, 2012

Self-correcting quantum memory with a boundary
Adrian Hutter, James R Wootton, Beat R\"othlisberger, Daniel Loss
Physical Review A 86(5), 052340, APS, 2012

Quantum memories and error correction
James R Wootton
Journal of Modern Optics 59(20), 1717--1738, Taylor \& Francis Group, 2012

Incoherent dynamics in the toric code subject to disorder
Beat R\"othlisberger, James R Wootton, Robert M Heath, Jiannis K Pachos, Daniel Loss
Physical Review A 85(2), 022313, APS, 2012

High threshold error correction for the surface code
James R Wootton, Daniel Loss
Physical review letters 109(16), 160503, American Physical Society, 2012

Long-distance spin-spin coupling via floating gates
Luka Trifunovic, Oliver Dial, Mircea Trif, James R Wootton, Rediet Abebe, Amir Yacoby, Daniel Loss
Physical review X 2(1), 011006, American Physical Society, 2012


2011

Universal quantum computation with abelian anyon models
James R Wootton, Jiannis K Pachos
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 270(2), 209--218, Elsevier, 2011

Engineering complex topological memories from simple Abelian models
James R Wootton, Ville Lahtinen, Benoit Doucot, Jiannis K Pachos
Annals of Physics 326(9), 2307--2314, Academic Press, 2011

Bringing order through disorder: Localization of errors in topological quantum memories
James R Wootton, Jiannis K Pachos
Physical review letters 107(3), 030503, APS, 2011


2010

Dissecting topological quantum computation
James Robin Wootton
University of Leeds, 2010


2009

Universal quantum computation with a non-Abelian topological memory
James R Wootton, Ville Lahtinen, Jiannis K Pachos
Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography, pp. 56--65, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009


2008

Non-Abelian statistics from an Abelian model
James R Wootton, Ville Lahtinen, Zhenghan Wang, Jiannis K Pachos
Physical Review B 78(16), 161102, APS, 2008