Quantum Information Processing

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On acyclic anyon models

  • César Galindo
  • Eric RowellEmail author
  • Zhenghan Wang


Acyclic anyon models are non-abelian anyon models for which thermal anyon errors can be corrected. In this note, we characterize acyclic anyon models and raise the question whether the restriction to acyclic anyon models is a deficiency of the current protocol or could it be intrinsically related to the computational power of non-abelian anyons. We also obtain general results on acyclic anyon models and find new acyclic anyon models such as \(SO(8)_2\) and the representation theory of Drinfeld doubles of nilpotent finite groups.


Nilpotent modular category Braiding Anyon Error correction 

Mathematics Subject Classification

16W30 18D10 19D23 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de MatemáticasUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Microsoft Research Station Q and Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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