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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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what is Pauli twirling approximation?

In this video, Artur Ekert shows that for a single qubit, 4 Kraus operators can be chosen such that the action on state $\rho$ is given as $\rho \rightarrow \sum_m p_m A_m \rho A_m^\dagger$. We can ...
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Entanglement-assisted communication ability of a quantum depolarizing channel vs. a classical binary symmetric channel

Consider a quantum qubit depolarizing channel which takes a quantum state $\rho$ to output $$N(\rho) = (1-p)\rho + p\frac{\mathbb{1}_2}{2}.$$ If I restrict $\rho$ to be either $\vert0\rangle\langle 0\...
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What is the actual probability of not losing information (in a depolarizing channel)

The probability that a depolarizing channel doesn't affect the information is usually assumed to be $1-3p$, while, for convenience, it is affected with same probability $p$ by any Pauli operator $X,Y,...
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What is a realistic model for simulating physical tampering of a channel? (ex: nearby vibrations)

Somewhat related to this question. Imagine a fully functioning quantum network, where qubits are transported via fiber optic cable. If vibrations were to physically tamper with a channel in such a ...
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Why does the twirl of a quantum channel give a depolarizing channel?

I would like to understand in detail why the twirl of a quantum channel gives depolarizing channel, which is the starting point of randomized benchmarking. To be self-contained, let me set up the ...
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How to differientate the noise functions in qiskit?

In Qiskit, there are many different Quantum Error Functions. From my understanding, pauli_error represents the error rate of $X, Y, Z$ independently, and ...
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What is an algorithm to generate random error in depolarizing channel

The Qunatum Depolarizing Channel is parametrized by a single real variable $\lambda, 0 \leq \lambda \leq 1$. I have a system of $n$ qubits. I'd like to generate random errors from that channel. These ...
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Qiskit noise model question (from textbook)

I'm reading the chapter Introduction to Quantum Error Correction using Repetition Codes and a code example demonstrates how to add depolarizing and pauli error. I have several questions. Is it not ...
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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 ...
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