On the Performance of Interleavers for Quantum Turbo Codes
Keywords: 
Materias Investigacion::Física::Física aplicada
Quantum error correction
Turbo codes
Interleavers
Error floors
Issue Date: 
2019
Publisher: 
MDPI AG
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ISSN: 
1099-4300
Note: 
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Citation: 
Etxezarreta-Martínez, J. (Josu); Crespo-Bofil, P. (Pedro); García-Frías, J. (Javier). "On the Performance of Interleavers for Quantum Turbo Codes". Entropy. 21(7) (633), 2019, 1 - 9
Abstract
Quantum turbo codes (QTC) have shown excellent error correction capabilities in the setting of quantum communication, achieving a performance less than 1 dB away from their corresponding hashing bounds. Existing QTCs have been constructed using uniform random interleavers. However, interleaver design plays an important role in the optimization of classical turbo codes. Consequently, inspired by the widely used classical-to-quantum isomorphism, this paper studies the integration of classical interleaving design methods into the paradigm of quantum turbo coding. Simulations results demonstrate that error floors in QTCs can be lowered significantly, while decreasing memory consumption, by proper interleaving design without increasing the overall decoding complexity of the system.

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