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Questions tagged [quantum-information]

For questions about quantum information theory. In physics and computer science, quantum information is information that is held in the state of a quantum system. Quantum information is the basic entity of study in quantum information theory and can be manipulated using engineering techniques known as quantum information processing. (Wikipedia)

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How should we interpret these quantum logic gates as physical observables?

In quantum mechanics each operator corresponds to some physical observable , but say we have the operators $X,Y,Z,H, CNOT$. I understand how these Gates act on qubits, but what do they actually ...
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What's the difference between Kraus operators and measurement operators?

It is said in a lecture note by John Preskill that, It seems that Kraus operators and measurement operators are the same thing. Is that right?
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Finding separable decompositions of bipartite X-states using the methodology of Li and Qiao

Two recent papers of Jun-Li Li and Cong-Feng Qiao (arXiv:1607.03364 and arXiv:1708.05336) present "practical schemes for the decomposition of a bipartite mixed state into a sum of direct products of ...
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How to show a density matrix is in a pure/mixed state?

Say we have a single qubit with some density matrix, for example lets say we have the density matrix $\rho=\begin{pmatrix}3/4&1/2\\1/2&1/2\end{pmatrix}$. I would like to know what is the ...
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What are the ranges of the four $q$ parameters in the magic simplex of Bell states formula?

Equation (7) in the 2012 paper, "Complementarity Reveals Bound Entanglement of Two Twisted Photons" of B. C. Hiesmayr and W. Löffler for a state $\rho_d$ in the "magic simplex" of Bell states \begin{...
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How does the probability of measurement turn out to be negative?

c) Compute $$\text{Prob}(\uparrow_\hat{n}\uparrow_\hat{m}) \equiv \text{tr}(\boldsymbol{E}_A(\hat{n})\boldsymbol{E}_B(\hat{n})\boldsymbol{p}(\lambda)), \tag{4.164}$$ where $\boldsymbol{E}_A(\hat{...
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Understanding this description of teleportation

In the context of quantum teleportation, my lecturer writes the following (note that I assume the reader is familiar with the circuit): If the measurement of the first qubit is 0 and the measurement ...
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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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Are X-state separability and PPT- probabilities the same for the two-qubit, qubit-qutrit, two-qutrit, etc. states?

On p. 3 of "Separability Probability Formulas and Their Proofs for Generalized Two-Qubit X-Matrices Endowed with Hilbert-Schmidt and Induced Measures" (https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.02289), it is ...
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What is an example of a measurement that is LOCC but not separable?

Could you give me an example of a measurement which is separable but not LOCC (Local Operations Classical Communication)? Given an ensable of states $\rho^{N}$, a separable measurement on it is a POVM ...
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How is the expression for the optimal entanglement witness derived?

In the Bertlmann 2009 paper in the Annals of Physics (here), an optimal witness operator for an entangled state $\rho$, given that the closest separable state to it is $\rho_0$ is given by: $$A_{\...
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Classical vs. quantum channel capacities

The classical channel capacity ($C_{ea}$) and the quantum channel capacity ($Q$) as defined here (eqs. 1 and 2) are given by \begin{equation} C_{ea} = \text{sup}_{\rho} \Big[S(\rho) + S(\Phi_t \rho) -...
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Quantum Fisher information

I am reading paper Channel Identification and its Impact on Quantum LDPC Code Performance where the authors discuss the scenario where the decoder of a Quantum LDPC code uses an estimation of the ...
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Will quantum computers be able to solve the game of chess?

Will it be possible to use quantum computing to one day solve the game of chess? If so, any estimate as to how many qubits it would require? The game of checkers has already been solved through back ...
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How does the vectorization map relate to the Choi and Kraus representations of a channel?

I know that the Choi operator is a useful tool to construct the Kraus representation of a given map, and that the vectorization map plays an important role in such construction. How exactly does the ...
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What is a complementary map?

I have a quantum map described by the following Kraus operators $$A_0 = c_0 \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0\\ 0 & 1 \end{pmatrix}, \qquad A_1 = c_1 \begin{pmatrix} ...
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Quantum teleportation of a state, from one of two bases

I'm watching Christian Schaffner's talk on quantum position-based cryptography (link here) and have a question about a particular application of teleportation. At about the 16:40 mark, he seems to ...
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Understanding quantum circuit diagrams: a circuit that compares two states $|YX\rangle$ and $|AB\rangle$

I have a quantum circuit which I would like to understand, which compares two standard basis states $|YX\rangle$ and $|AB\rangle$. It operates on the corresponding bits in each of the two states: i.e.,...
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Application of improved compatibility

Note: Cross-posted on Physics SE. It's a standard piece of quantum information theory that noise can be helpful in augmenting compatibility of quantum observables. For example given a qubit state $\...
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How does quantum memory work using atoms?

I was trying to learn quantum memory and went through some papers, websites, etc. The current understanding I have (which I'm not sure is right) is this: Two photons are prepared together which are ...
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EPR states with permuted qubits

Suppose I prepare following state consisting of (for example) three EPR pairs: $$\lvert\Psi\rangle = \frac{\lvert00\rangle+\lvert11\rangle}{\sqrt{2}}\otimes\frac{\lvert00\rangle+\lvert11\rangle}{\...
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POVM three-qubit circuit for symmetric quantum states

I have been reading this paper but don't yet understand how to implement a circuit to determine in which state the qubit is not for a cyclic POVM. More specifically, I want to implement a cyclic POVM ...
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Convex Combination of Separable States

The state $$ \frac{1}{2}\left(| \phi^+ \rangle \langle \phi^+ | + | \psi^+ \rangle \langle \psi^+ | \right) $$ where $$ | \phi^+ \rangle = \frac{1}{\sqrt2} \left(|00 \rangle + | 11 \rangle \right) $...
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How is Bell’s Inequality converted to the CHSH inequality?

Bell’s inequality is $$S = P(a,b)-P(a,d)+P(c,b)+P(c,d) \leq 2,$$ which is calculated as $$S = ab – ad + cb + cd \leq 2.$$ The CHSH version is: $$E = \frac{N_{11} + N_{00} - N_{10} -N_{01}} {N_{11} + ...
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Partial Transpose and Positive Operators

Question: For 2x2 and 2x3 systems, is the partial transpose the only positive but not completely positive operation that is possible? Why this came up: The criteria for detecting if a state $\rho$ is ...
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Concurrence for a two qubit state

The concurrence for a state $\rho$ as defined here is \begin{equation} C(\rho) = {\rm max}\{0, \lambda_1-\lambda_2-\lambda_3-\lambda_4\}. \end{equation} Where $\lambda_i$ are the eigenvalues of matrix ...
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Can we teleport a human or send information faster than light using quantum teleportation?

What does quantum teleportation mean? Is it something that will allow us to send information faster than the light? Can we teleport a human with it?
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Quantum teleportation with moving Alice and Bob

I have questions regarding quantum teleportation, which keep confusing me. Suppose Alice and Bob are in the same inertial frame $K$, and at time $t$ (in $K$) Alice teleports a quantum state to Bob. ...
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Why is $P(1,2)_{\text{same}} = \frac{1}{4}$ and not $\frac{1}{2}$ in Preskill's Bell experiment?

Context: Three coins on the table. Each is either heads or tails. You can uncover any one of the three coins, revealing whether it is heads or tails but then you choose two the other two coins ...
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Can “experimental data from a quantum computer” be used to test separability probability conjectures?

An article entitled "Experimental data from a quantum computer verifies the generalize Pauli exclusion principle" by Scott E. Smart, David I. Schuster, and David A. Mazziotti has just appeared In the ...
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Transmission of information over long distances

I am reading that entangled particles can share information across long distances and the speed is usually faster than the speed of light...so am I right in assuming that future communications in the ...
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How can quantum computing win 97% of times in coin flipping experiment?

I'm new to this field of science. I'm curious about how quantum computing can win 97% of times in a coin flipping experiment? Refer this link: Ted Talk by Shohini Ghose To give an idea about how ...
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Non-uniqueness of pure states ensemble decomposition

Apparently, the decomposition of a state into an ensemble of pure states is not unique. I can't understand why, as if I understood correctly a "pure state ensemble decomposition" is just the ...
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Real-life examples of classical-quantum channels

In quantum information theory, classical-quantum channels are considered to be channels whose input is the realizations $x\in\mathcal{X}$ of a classical random variable to a quantum state $\rho_x^B$, ...
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Defining entanglement for systems with more than two qbits

Introductory textbooks I've read define entanglement as when your product state cannot be factored into the tensor product of individual quantum states. But consider a three-qbit system: $C_{2,0}H_2|...
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Is the set of classical-quantum states convex?

I read about the classical-quantum states in the textbook by Mark Wilde and there is an exercise that asks to show the set of classical-quantum states is not a convex set. But I have an argument to ...
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Partial trace over a product of matrices - one factor is in tensor product form

$$Tr(\rho^{AB} (\sigma^A \otimes I/d)) = Tr(\rho^A \sigma^A)$$ I came across the above, but I'm not sure how it's true. I figured they first partial traced out the B subsystem, and then trace A, but ...
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Building Intuition for Relative Von Neumann Entropy

This is how I think about classical relative entropy: There is a variable that has distribution P, that is outcome $i$ has probability $p_i$ of occuring, but someone mistakes it to be of a ...
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Kraus operators from POVM matrices

Is there a way to find Kraus operators if I know POVM matrices? For a simple example, how would you find the Kraus operators if the POVM matrices are the following: \begin{bmatrix} \frac{1}{2} &...
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Partial Trace over a complicated looking state

In the Quantum Operations section in Nielsen and Chuang, (page 358 in the 2002 edition), they have the following equation: $$\varepsilon(\rho) = tr_{env} [U(\rho \otimes \rho_{env})U^\dagger]$$ They ...
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Depolarizing channel operator sum representation

In Nielsen and Chuang, it is shown that the operator sum representation of a depolarizing channel $\mathcal{E}(\rho) = \frac{pI}{2} + (1-p)\rho$ is easily seen by substituting the identity matrix with ...
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Shannon entropy is least when Measurement basis = Mixture basis

For a one qubit system, take a basis. Call this the mixture basis. Consider only basis states and classical mixtures of these basis states. Definition of Shannon Entropy used here: Defined with ...
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How to formulate the master equation for three systems?

I have a three composite system of the form $H_{\text{tot}}=H_{ab}\otimes H_c$ where the system $C$ is behaving as the dissipator or the environment (I can model it as a thermal bath). And it is ...
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How many Kraus operators are required to characterise a channel with different start and end dimensions?

If we have a quantum channel mapping from a $d$-dimensional state to a $d$-dimensional state, it can be described by at most $d^2$ Kraus operators. Suppose our channel maps instead from a $d_1$-...
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Dephasing channels

I'm taking a quantum information course and one of my exercises says to find $p,p'$, for which there is a channel $\tilde\Lambda(\Lambda(\rho))=\Lambda'(\rho)$, where $\Lambda$ and $\Lambda'$ are ...
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Can vectorization lead to mixed states?

Given an operator $L = \sum_{ij}L_{ij}\vert i\rangle\langle j\vert$, in some basis, the definition of vectorization is $vec(L) = \sum_{ij}L_{ij}\vert i\rangle\vert j\rangle$. The operation is ...
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Density matrix after measurement on density matrix

Let's say Alice wants to send Bob a $|0\rangle$ with probability .5 and $|1\rangle$ also with probability .5. So after a qubit Alice prepares leaves her lab, the system could be represented by the ...
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Shared entanglement to copy orthogonal states

Assume that Alice and Bob are allowed to share entanglement and are spatially separated. Alice is given an unknown state and asked to measure this in the computational basis to obtain $\vert 0\rangle$ ...
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Isometric Extension of an Erasure Channel

Show that an isometric extension of the erasure channel is $$U^N_{A\to BE} =\sqrt{1−\epsilon}\left(|0\rangle_B \langle 0|_A +|1\rangle_B \langle 1|_A \right)\otimes|e\rangle_E+ \sqrt{\epsilon}|e\...
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Confusion on the definition of the phase-damping channel

I am reading about the phase damping channel, and I have seen that some of the different references talking about such channel give different definitions of the Kraus operators that define the action ...