Deconfinement and Error Thresholds in Holography

TitleDeconfinement and Error Thresholds in Holography
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsBao, N, Cao, C, Zhu, G
Date Published2/9/2022
KeywordsFOS: Physical sciences, High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th), Nuclear Theory (nucl-th), Quantum Physics (quant-ph), Strongly Correlated Electrons (cond-mat.str-el)

We study the error threshold properties of holographic quantum error-correcting codes. We demonstrate that holographic CFTs admit an algebraic threshold, which is related to the confinement-deconfinement phase transition. We then apply geometric intuition from holography and the Hawking-Page phase transition to motivate the CFT result, and comment on potential extensions to other confining theories.