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Query on Reduced Graph States

Reduced graph states are characterized as follows (from page 46 of this paper): Let $A \subseteq V$ be a subset of vertices of a graph $G = (V,E)$ and $B = V\setminus A$ the complement of $A$ in $V$. ...
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Tripartite quantum marginal problem

Consider a tripartite quantum system with the three subsystems labeled $A, B,$ and $C$. Now take two states $\rho_{AB}$ on the joint system $AB$ and $\rho_{BC}$ on the joint system $BC$. Under what ...
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Pure state ensembles achieving the Holevo $\chi$-quantity with at most $d^2$ states

Theorem 8.10 in Chapter 8 of Theory of Quantum Information asserts that the Holevo capacity of a quantum channel (between density operators on $\mathbb{C}^d$) can be achieved by an ensemble consisting ...
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Reduced Density Matrix Equation of Motion to describe an Ellipse

Given a pure two qubit state $|\psi_{AB}\rangle$. If we trace out system $B$, the remaining density matrix $\rho_A = Tr_B|\psi_{AB}\rangle\langle\psi_{AB}|$, can be represented as a point lying ...
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What proportions of certain sets of PPT-two-retrit states are bound entangled or separable?

For two particular (twelve-and thirteen-dimensional) sets of two-retrit states (corresponding to 9 x 9 density matrices with real off-diagonal entries), I have been able to calculate the Hilbert-...
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What is the minimum number of separable states (not necessarily pure) needed to decompose arbitrary separable states?

For a bipartite separable quantum state $\rho$ acting on Hilbert space $H\otimes H'$ with $\dim H=D$ and $\dim H'=D'$, what is the minimum number of separable state needed for a decomposition? That ...
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Distribution of density operators under Stochastic Master Equation

Stochastic master equations (SME) are used in studies of open quantum systems. The general form of an SME is: \begin{align} \tag{1} d\tilde{\sigma}(t) = - i [H, \tilde{\sigma}(t) ]dt + \frac{1}{2}\...
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Reduced density matrix of a Haar random state and its Schmidt decomposition

Consider a Haar random quantum state $|\psi\rangle$. Note that $$\rho =\mathbb{E}[|\psi\rangle\langle \psi|] = \frac{\mathbb{I}_{n}}{2^{n}}.$$ $\mathbb{I}_n$ is the identity operator on $n$ qubits. ...
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Is there a way to write down the eigenstates of this two-qubit density matrix?

I am considering the density matrix which represents an arbitrary state for a pair of qubits. When written out in terms of the Pauli operators, this is as follows (certain terms vanish for another ...
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Modeling building blocks for quantum computation

If I would design library for quantum computation I would naively consider a sequences of entangled qudits with unit length as a building blocks. I.e., unit length elements from $$\mathbb{C}^{d_{1}}\...
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Is the set of two-qubit absolutely separable states convex?

Companion question on MathOverflow Let us order the four nonnegative eigenvalues, summing to 1, of a two-qubit density matrix ($\rho$) as \begin{equation} 1 \geq x \geq y \geq z \geq (1-x-y-z) \geq 0. ...
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Are there different orderings of the fifteen SU(4) generators in common use?

I've recently performed certain analyses (Archipelagos of Total Bound and Free Entanglement) pertaining to eq. (50) in Separable Decompositions of Bipartite Mixed States , that is \begin{equation} ...
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Is there a two-qudit Choi entanglement witness $W^{(+)}$?

Example 2 in arXiv:1811.09896 states that the "Choi EW (entanglement witness) $W^{(+)}$ obtained from the Choi map in $d=3$ $\ldots$ is given by \begin{equation} W^{(+)} = \frac{1}{6} \left( \...
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Increasing the von Neumann entropy despite the measurement?

Background Assume we have a density matrix $\rho$ of a sub-ensemble. However, we have an imperfect measuring instrument. While it does perform a measurement, we do not know exactly when it performs ...
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What does "decoherence attenuates the density matrix" mean?

I'm reading the paper Implementation of the Quantum Fourier Transform. On page 4, they write To a first approximation, decoherence during the course of the QFT attenuates the entire density matrix. ...
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Find the qutrit analogue of certain qubit and ququart formulas of Li and Qiao for testing separability

In eqs. (33), (43)-(46), (56) of their paper, "Separable Decompositions of Bipartite Mixed States" https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.05336, Li and Qiao present a number of formulas pertinent to testing the ...
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Is there a theoretical method to achieve a positive semi-definite density matrix in QST?

The problem of encountering negative eigenvalues in the density matrix during Quantum State Tomography (QST) is well-explained in this Quantum Computing Stack Exchange post. However, I am seeking ...
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Reasoning behind unitary freedom in the ensemble for density matrices theorem

Although my question has the same title of a different question, it is not a duplicate. I am asking a different question. I don't care why it made it into the book. Here is a theorem from Nielsen &...
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Density matrix and State vector give different result in mesolve in QuTiP

qutip mesolve gives me different population evolve depending on that initial state is state vector or density matrix. And, in some situation, it gives me negative population. It doesn't make sense... ...
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List of inequalities for purity of a traced out bipartite system

I would like to know if there are inequalities related to the purity of the partial trace of a bipartite system. The purity $P$ of a density matrix $\rho$ is given by $$P(\rho) = Tr(\rho^2).$$ The ...
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How to "separate" a separable density matrix?

If I have a bipartite system of two qubits $A$ and $B$, and the density matrix $\rho$ is separable, how do I decompose it into its separable parts? That is, give $\rho$, expand it as follows: $$\rho = ...
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Simulating density matrices in quantum simulators

I would like to load random quantum states sampled from a given density matrix based on its classical probabilities ie based on the definition of the given density matrix: $\rho = \sum_i p_i |\psi _i \...
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Finding Wigner function of four maximal entangled Bell state

How can we find a Wigner function for the four maximally entangled Bell states $(|00\rangle \pm |11\rangle)/\sqrt{2}$, $(|01\rangle \pm |10\rangle)/\sqrt{2}$? I have used the basis where labels for ...
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How can a density matrix be prepared on a quantum register?

I am currently trying to implement the VQSE algorithm. There the biggest eigenvalues and their corresponding eigenvectors of a density matrix $\rho$ are computed. In contrast to VQE, the matrix $\rho$ ...
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Quantum analogues of information theoretic measures: are log probabilities replaced with the density matrix?

Below is a question and an answer. How does quantum information relate to, diverge from or reduce to Shannon information, which used log probabilities? What people are more often interested in are ...
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Density matrix of spatially (i.e., at the same time instant) vs. causally ( i.e., one evolves into the other) correlated quantum systems

In the classical case, if Y is the output of a classical channel whose input is X, it makes sense to speak of a joint distribution $P_{XY}$. In the quantum case, if a state $\rho_A$ is input to a ...
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State tomography in Qiskit on a subset of qubits of real QPU

Could anyone please explain how should I carry out a state tomography on a real device in Qiskit (version 0.43.2)? I have access to devices with 127 qubits, but I want to perform a simulation using ...
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Proving CLDM is in QMA, In particular why is it possible to assume that the given input is a product of copies in the soundness section?

I'm wondering about a specific proof for Consistency of Local Density Matrices (CLDM) $ \in $ QMA appearing in "QMA-hardness of Consistency of Local Density Matrices with Applications to Quantum ...
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How is Pauli twirling so powerful?

So the Pauli twirling approximation gives us a quantum channel $\Phi$ that transforms a density matrix $\rho$ to: $\Phi(\rho)\mapsto\sum_{i=0}^3 \sigma^i \rho \sigma^i,$ where $\sigma^0 = \mathbb{I}, \...
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General Bell state expression: What condition for mixture of Bell states to be entangled?

Convention: $|qubit_{A}, qubit_{B}\rangle$ The general Bell state equation: $|\beta(a,b)\rangle = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\sum_{k=0}^{1}(-1)^{ka}|k, k\oplus b\rangle = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}[|0,0 \oplus b\...
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How to Find a circuit that evolves from one density matrix to another(qiskit or cirq)

given two density matrices, dmBefore and dmAfter, I want to generate(find) a circuit in Qiskit or Cirq that starting initaliazed with dmBefore ends with dmAfter after it's execution. Is it possible?. ...
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Reduced density matrix accuracy in amplitude estimation

I am implementing QAE (Quantum Amplitude Estimation), which is very similar to QPE (Quantum Phase Estimation) with a Grover Operator as the U matrix of QPE. I want to check my results, in the outputs ...
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Density matrix derivation of an entangled state in amplitude dampling channel

The density matrix for an entangled state when both the qubits decohere with probability D1 and D2 in amplitude damping channel is given as $\rho_d$ in this paper on page 2. I am reproducing it here, $...
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How are $\theta, \phi$ and $\lambda$ for the U3 gate derived in Abhijith et al. 2018?

I am looking to implement Quantum PCA from this paper (page 62). They have their code on Github. I have gone through the paper multiple times but failing to understand how they got numbers (for theta, ...
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Qutip: Mesolve gives different and weird results with different fock state numbers

I have been trying to simulate the average number of particles at 3 sites of coupled harmonic oscillators. I have used the code from the below tutorial: https://notebook.community/ajgpitch/qutip-...
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Is $\rho | \psi \rangle$ invariant in the Wigners friend thought experiment?

Background Let's say I have a gas of $N$ particles where I cannot distinguish between the particles at a temperature $T$. Its density matrix is given by $\rho$. Note, if my friend happens to measure ...
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QuTiP VS RK45: Which one gives the correct results for time-dependent systems?

I am writing a code for a quantum thermal machine which includes both coherent and dissipative time evolutions in its different stages of operation. However, evolving the system with "mesolve&...
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What is the relation between density matrices and phase-space probability distributions?

According to its tag description, a density matrix is the quantum-mechanical analogue to a phase-space probability measure (probability distribution of position and momentum) in classical statistical ...
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Numerical methods for finding an eigen basis of a degenerate Liouvillian

I'm trying to find the steady-state of a master equation, $$\dot{\rho}(t) = \mathcal{L}\rho(t),\tag{1}\label{1}$$ In the form where we vectorise the density matrix and matrixify (??) the Liouvillian ...
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Alice and Bob play a Multi-Qubit game

Well I am quite new to this so excuse me if the question is absurd Alice and Bob each can "measure" variables A and B respectively: Alice can use $a_1$ and $a_2$ methods of measurement while ...
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Tests of entanglement between one and many qubits

I have a 5-qubit state $|\psi \rangle$, which has a physical interpretation that the middle qubit is the "impurity" with spin $s_{imp} = 1/2$. The rest 4 qubits highlight the presence of ...
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Particle number expectation value in QuTip

I am learning now to use QuTiP by going through their documentation site. I am trying to understand what does the argument - particle number expectation value in thermal density matrix do? How does it ...
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Qiskit: Density matrix's dimension is too large

My circuit is with 18 qubits. I want to find density matrix by calling DensityMatrix.from_instruction(qc) but then I get an error "Maximum supported dimension for an ndarray is 32, found 36"....
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Better optimization of bounds on sums of Pauli strings?

I'm trying to bound a quantity $||\sum_i \alpha_i P_i ||$ where the $P_i$ are arbitrary Pauli strings, $||.||$ is the operator norm (max eigenvalue) and $\alpha_i$ are arbitrary real coefficients. If ...
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How to analyze a system in nonthermal equilibrium?

In quantum information theory, density matrix is one of the main resource for analyzing a system. I know in general how to obtain density matrix of a system but there is a case that still i dont know ...
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Show that the Choi of a tensor product is the tensor product of the Chois

I have the following problem. Let $N:L(H_A)\rightarrow L(H_A)$ be a quantum superoperator. The quantum state corresponding to this operator (via Choi-Jamiolkowski Isomorphism) is $\Gamma_A^{N}=id\...
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Initialize circuit by density matrix (i.e. mixed state) by Cirq, Qiskit, QuTip

I want to do a simulation involving: mid-circuit measurement (i.e. based on the measurement result of some qubits to append further gates on other qubits; e.g., Pauli error correction in entanglement ...
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What does the product of two density matrices represent physically?

A quantum state, pure or mixed, can be described by a density matrix that encodes the Bloch vector $\hat{m}$ analog of a quantum state like $\rho = \frac{1}{2}[\mathbb{I} + \hat{m}.\vec{\sigma}]$. Let ...
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how to find a quantum gate matrix from RHO before and RHO after evolve

to evolve a 4x4 density matrix I use this method: rhoafter = np.dot(np.dot(gate,rhobefore),np.conjugate(gate.T)) And I want to find the gate from rhobefore and ...
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Is it possible to apply a quantum gate to a density marix from a partial trace?

To apply a gate(matrix) to a 2 qubit partial trace(4x4 matrix) I have this function: ...
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