A database of quantum codes

  • Noah Aydin
  • Peihan Liu
  • Bryan Yoshino
Keywords: Quantum error-correcting codes, CSS construction, Constacyclic codes, Polycyclic codes


Quantum error correcting codes (QECC) is becoming an increasingly important branch of coding theory. For classical block codes, a comprehensive database of best known codes (codetables.de) exists which is available online at \cite{codetables}. The same database contains data on best known quantum codes as well, but only for the binary field. There has been an increased interest in quantum codes over larger fields with many papers reporting such codes in the literature. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no database of best known quantum codes for most fields. We established a new database of QECC that includes codes over $\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$ for $q\leq 29$. We also present several methods of constructing quantum codes from classical codes based on the CSS construction. We have found dozens of new quantum codes that improve the previously known parameters and also hundreds new quantum codes that did not exist in the literature.