In quantum error correction, CSS codes, named after their inventors, Robert Calderbank, Peter Shor and Andrew Steane, are a special type of Stabilizer codes constructed from classical codes with some special properties.
Let and be two (classical) , codes such, that and both have minimal distance , where is the code dual to . Then define , the CSS code of over as an code, with as follows:
Define for , where is bitwise addition modulo 2. Then is defined as .
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