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Resilient Quantum Computation

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Science  16 Jan 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5349, pp. 342-345
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5349.342

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Practical realization of quantum computers will require overcoming decoherence and operational errors, which lead to problems that are more severe than in classical computation. It is shown that arbitrarily accurate quantum computation is possible provided that the error per operation is below a threshold value.

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