Questions tagged [depolarizing-channel]

A model for noise in quantum systems such as a decohering qubit that has particularly nice symmetry properties. The depolarizing channel is a “worst-case scenario” channel. It assumes that we just completely lose the input qubit with some probability, i.e., it replaces the lost qubit with the maximally mixed state.

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Inverting the depolarizing channel

I have a depolarizing channel acting on $2^n \times 2^n$ Hermitian matrices, defined as $$\tag{1} \mathcal{D}_p (X) = p X + (1-p) \frac{\text{Tr}(X)}{2^n} \mathbb{I}_{2^n} $$ where $\mathbb{I}_{d}$ is ...
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Deriving the depolarizing channel

Consider a circuit built as follows: take two ancilla states and an operator $U$ made of a series of controlled gates which act on a pure state $\rho$ as follows: $X$ if the ancilla is in $|00\rangle$...
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Two qubit state + Depolarizing channel = Bell diagonal state?

In multiple sources, e.g. RGK, KGR, it is stated (without proof) that if you take any two qubit state and send it through a depolarizing channel, the resulting state would be a Bell-diagonal state. ...
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Depolarization of density operator with zeros in diagonal

I suppose a quantum state with density matrix like the following is not valid. $$ \begin{bmatrix} 0 & 1 \\ 0 & 0 \end{bmatrix}. $$ Now, let's say I have a valid density operator representing ...