Questions tagged [mutual-information]

For questions about the quantum mutual information, a measure of correlations between subsystems of a quantum state. Can also be used for questions about classical mutual information, as long as the general question is of relevance to quantum information science.

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Can separable states have quantum mutual information larger than one?

Consider bipartite (qubit) systems. The classical mutual information between a pair of binary registers, $$I(X:Y)\equiv H(X)+H(Y)-H(X,Y),$$ is always lesser than $1$ (and non-negative). On the other ...
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Schmidt decomposition for tripartite system $ABC$ with vanishing mutual information between $A$ and $C$

Suppose I have a tripartite system $ABC$ in a pure state $|\psi_{ABC}\rangle$ with mutual information $I(A:C)=0$. This implies that the reduced density matrix $\rho_{AC}$ factorizes as $\rho_{AC} = \...
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How to understand Clifford+T from a quantum information theory perspective [closed]

I'd like to study the important operator set Clifford+T from a quantum information theory perspective. The Clifford+T set is universal and it is important because allows for efficient error correction ...
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What does a quantum mutual information larger than its classical upper bound represent?

Let $\rho$ be a bipartite state. Its quantum mutual information is defined as $$\newcommand{\tr}{\operatorname{tr}}I(\rho) = S(\tr_B(\rho)) + S(\tr_A(\rho)) - S(\rho),$$ where $S(\sigma)$ is the von ...
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How is $I(\rho^{QC})=I_{CC}(\rho^{QC})$

On page 3 of this paper, for the proof of theorem 1, it states that, using Lemma 2 from the previous page, that if $$I(\Lambda_{A}\otimes\Gamma_{B})[\rho]=I(\rho))$$ then there exists $\Lambda_{A}^{*}$...
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How to prove that the mutual information is subadditive?

Let $\mathbf x=(x_1,...,x_n)$ and $\mathbf y=(y_1,...,y_n)$ be two vectors of random variables. To make things concrete, assume that Alice sends each component $x_j$ through a noisy channel to Bob, ...
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How to prove the positivity of the conditional quantum mutual information, $I(A;B|C)\ge0$?

I was reading Wilde's 'Quantum Information Theory' and saw the following theorem at chapter 11 $(11.7.2)$: $$ I(A; B | C) \ge 0, $$ where, $$ I(A;B|C) := H(A|C) + H(B | C) - H(AB|C). $$ I know that ...
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What does vanishishing mutual information of the Choi imply about the channel?

Classically, if the mutual information between the input and output of some channel or circuit $= 0$, it means the output is independent of the input, and the circuit is in a way 'useless'. For the ...
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What exactly is the relation between the Holevo quantity and the mutual information?

On this page, it is stated that the Holevo quantity is an upper bound to the accessible information of a quantum state. In the scenario where Alice encodes classical information into a quantum state ...
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Does computing the quantum mutual information $I(\rho^{AB})$ require full tomographic information of $\rho^{AB}$?

In the discussions about quantum correlations, particularly beyond entanglement (discord, dissonance e.t.c), one can often meet two definitions of mutual information of a quantum system $\rho^{AB}$: ...
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