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Does ${\rm tr}(\Pi_z\rho\Pi_z)\le p$ imply $\cal E(\rho)$ and $\cal E(\Pi_{-z}\rho\Pi_{-z})$ are close in trace distance?

Suppose I have a quantum operation $\mathcal{E}$ and a state $\rho$ such that: $$ \operatorname{tr}(\Pi_z \rho \Pi_z) \le p $$ for some probability $p$ and some projection $\Pi_z$ onto some subspace ...
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Prove that $A\preceq B$ implies $A=\Psi(B)$ for some channel $\Psi$

Define $\newcommand{\PP}{\mathbb{P}}\newcommand{\ket}[1]{\lvert #1\rangle}\newcommand{\tr}{\operatorname{tr}}\newcommand{\ketbra}[1]{\lvert #1\rangle\!\langle #1\rvert}\PP_\psi\equiv\ketbra\psi$, and ...
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How to detect and correct swap errors in a quantum circuit?

Let's assume that I have a density matrix $\rho$ that consists of $N$ qubits. If this density matrix undergoes an error-channel that swaps any two qubits with an equal probability, i.e. $$ \mathcal{E}(...
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Can a Kraus representation act as the identity on any operator?

In the textbook “Quantum Computation and Quantum Information” by Nielsen and Chuang, it is stated that there exists a set of unitaries $U_i$ and a probability distribution $p_i$ for any matrix A, $$\...
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Quantum Operation - non trace increasing

I am reading Nielsen Chuang Chapter 8. They say that if a quantum operation is trace-preserving, then \begin{equation} Tr\left(\sum_k E_k^{\dagger}E_k \rho\right) = 1 \end{equation} which I understand....
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Deduce the Kraus operators of the dephasing channel using the Choi

I'm trying to deduce the Kraus representation of the dephasing channel using the Choi operator (I know the Kraus operators can be guessed in this case, I want to understand the general case). The ...
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$M(\rho)=\operatorname{Tr}_2[U(\rho\otimes\rho_2)U^{\dagger}]$ is unitary $\iff U=U_1\otimes U_2$, a product of $2$ unitary operators?

Let $\rho : V_1 \to V_1 $ and $\rho_2 : V_2 \to V_2 $, where $V_1$ and $V_2$ are Hilbert spaces. Suppose that $U:V_1\otimes V_2 \to V_1\otimes V_2$ is a unitary operator. Define a map $M : L(V_1, ...
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Find the Kraus operators of the amplitude damping channel, partial tracing after evolution through a beamsplitter

To find operation elements for the Amplitude Damping channel, Nielsen and Chuang (in Section 8.3.5 of my copy) use the action of a beamsplitter on an initial state $ \alpha |0\rangle + \beta |1\rangle$...
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SWAP test and density matrix distinguishability

Let us either be given the density matrix \begin{equation} |\psi\rangle\langle \psi| \otimes |\psi\rangle\langle \psi| , \end{equation} for an $n$ qubit pure state $|\psi \rangle$ or the maximally ...
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In Schumacher’s noiseless channel coding theorem, how do we get the exponents in $|0\rangle ^{\otimes n(1−p)/2}|1\rangle ^{\otimes n(1−p)/2}$?

On pg. 55 in Nielsen and Chuang, it's said that: the $|0\rangle + |1\rangle$ product can be well approximated by a superposition of states of the form $|0\rangle ^{\otimes n(1−p)/2}|1\rangle ^{\...
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Computing $e^x$ on a quantum computer

Does anyone know how to make a quantum circuit to compute exponentials where the exponent can be a fraction? To be more precise, I'm looking for a fixed point quantum arithmetic circuit that does the ...
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Does higher channel fidelity imply higher entanglement fidelity?

Consider two noisy quantum channels (CPTP maps), $\Phi_1^A$ and $\Phi_2^A$, acting on a system $A$. Suppose that for any pure state $\left|\psi\right>\in \mathcal H_A$, $$ F\big(\psi, \Phi_1^A(\psi)...
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What is the quantum capacity of the combined amplitude and phase damping channel?

Quantum capacity for the amplitude damping channel and the pure dephasing channel have closed-form formulas as it can be seen in section 24.7.2 of From Classical to Quantum Shannon Theory. However, I ...
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How's the depolarization channel applied to one qubit circuits?

Suppose that in all gates used in a one qubit circuit the depolarization channel is applied, i.e. ...
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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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Why the partial derivative of cost function is written in this form?

I am reading a paper about QCNN and BP problem. And in the paper there is a part illustrating the relation between the trainability and variance of the cost. The cost function is written as, $C(\theta)...
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What is the algorithm for the optimal decoder in a quantum erasure channel?

I'm reading this paper : Holographic Quantum Error Correcting Codes and on page 3 they describe an optimal decoder for erasure channel. The description is for CSS codes but they claim that "it is ...
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What's the difference between Kraus operators and measurement operators?

It is said in a lecture note[1] by John Preskill that, Equivalently, we may imagine measuring system $B$ in the basis $\{|a\rangle\}$, but failing to record the measurement outcome, so we are ...
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What is a covariant quantum channel?

A novice to this topic, I am trying to understand the notion of (irreducible) Covariant Quantum Channels. This article provides a definition that is not very "physical". My question: What ...
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What does it mean for a channel to be independent of the input state?

A 2007 paper shows how to construct quantum channels on finite-dimensional Hilbert spaces $$\sigma=\Phi(\rho)=\sum_i K_i \rho K_i^\dagger,\qquad \sum_i K_i^\dagger K_i=\mathbb{I}$$ for which $\Phi(\...
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Quantum channels and maps: Confusing terminology

1. On page 73 of John Watrous' famous book, a quantum channel is defined as a linear map $$\Phi: L(\mathcal{X})\rightarrow L(\mathcal{Y})$$ Now $L(\mathcal{X})$ stands for $L(\mathcal{X},\mathcal{X})$...
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How does the spectral decomposition of the Choi operator relate to Kraus operators?

In Nielsen and Chuang's QCQI, there is a proof states that Theorem 8.1: The map $\mathcal{E}$ satisfies axioms A1, A2 and A3 if and only if $$ \mathcal{E}(\rho)=\sum_{i} E_{i} \rho E_{i}^{\dagger} $$...
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Uhlmann's theorem analogue for channels

Let the stabilized channel fidelity between two channels $M_{A\rightarrow B}$ and $N_{A\rightarrow B}$ be defined as $$F(M,N) = \min\limits_{\vert\psi\rangle_{AR}} F\left((M\otimes I_R)\vert\psi\...
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Prove that autocompatible LCPT maps are antidegradable

A LCPT map $\Phi$ is antidegradable if and only if it is compatible with itself. The proof that an antidegradable map (satisfying $\Phi=\Lambda_E\circ \tilde\Phi$ where $\tilde\Phi$ is the ...
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What is the rank of a quantum channel?

I read the following sentence in a paper: We consider a quantum channel $\mathcal{E}_{\omega}(\rho)=\sum_{i=1}^{r} K_{i} \rho K_{i}^{\dagger}$ where $r$ is the rank of the channel. I didn't find the ...
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How does the Kraus decomposition imply the Stinespring representation?

To show that the Kraus decomposition $\Phi(\rho)=\sum_{k=1}^D M_k\rho_S M_k^\dagger$ implies the Stinespring form $$\Phi(\rho)=\text{tr}_E[U_{SE}(\rho_S\otimes|0\rangle\langle 0|_E)U_{SE}^\dagger]$$ ...
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Why are quantum channels described by linear maps?

Why should the quantum channels be described by linear maps?
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What can be said about the non-negativity of the relative entropy of $S(\rho_{AB}||\rho_{B})$?

Taking $\rho_{AB}=\rho_{A}\otimes \rho_{B}$, where $S(\rho_{A})$ and $S(\rho_{B})$ aren't 0, it's easy to see that $$S(\rho_{AB}||I \otimes \rho_{B})=-S(\rho_{A})-S(\rho_{B})+S(\rho_{B})=-S(\rho_{A}).$...
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How does the invertibility of a quantum map reflect on its Kraus operators?

Consider a quantum map $\Phi\in\mathrm T(\mathcal X)$, that is, a linear operator $\Phi:\mathrm{Lin}(\mathcal X)\to\mathrm{Lin}(\mathcal X)$ for some finite-dimensional complex vector spaces $\mathcal ...
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Finding Kraus operators from the output density matrix

I have a question regarding Kraus operators. Any quantum channel can be written in terms of Kraus operators as $E(\rho)= \sum_{i=0}^n K_i \rho K_i^{\dagger}$ where $\rho$ is the initial density ...
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If all quantum gates must be unitary, what about measurement?

All quantum operations must be unitary to allow reversibility, but what about measurement? Measurement can be represented as a matrix, and that matrix is applied to qubits, so that seems equivalent to ...
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What are the matrices in the POVM for measuring the first $m$ qubits?

Suppose you have a quantum state $|w\rangle$ consisting of $m + n$ qubits, and you set up a measurement that measures the first $m$ qubits in the standard basis. What are the matrices in the ...
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Is a quantum channel reversible if all Kraus operators are proportional to unitaries?

In preskill's online lecture p.13, he stated that if a channel is reversible, i.e., $\varepsilon^{-1}\circ\varepsilon(\rho)=\rho$ for any $\rho$, then the kraus operator of the quantum channel must be ...
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Can quantum circuits/operations have truth tables?

In the caption for the following figure, the word "truth table" is put inside a quotation. I am wondering if this means that the truth table the caption refers to isn't exactly a real truth ...
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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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What is the relationship between Choi and Chi matrix in Qiskit?

I'm struggling with the framework for quantum process tomography on Qiskit. The final step of such a framework is running fit method of ...
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Tradeoff between error and rates of quantum communication

Suppose Alice and Bob share $n$ copies of a noiseless quantum channel $I_{A\rightarrow B}$ which can be used to send quantum states and $H_A\cong H_B$ i.e. the input and output Hilbert spaces are the ...
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What properties do Kraus operators of Markovian processes have?

It is well-known that the Kraus operator can describe more kinds of processes than master equations. For example, the master equation cannot describe non-markovian processes while the Kraus operator ...
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What are examples of Kraus operators describing the process of control error?

Noise, such as photon loss or dephasing, is often described with Kraus operators. Are there examples of Kraus operators describing the process of control error?
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unexpected effect of coherent unitary error in qiskit

I'm trying to simulate the effect of a coherent unitary Z rotation at an arbitrary angle of a single qubit on the fidelity of a quantum circuit. I am using the qiskit Aer noisy simulator. More ...
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Bounding diamond norm distance using probability of error in transmission of classical information

Let us consider an encode, noisy channel and a decoder such that classical messages $m\in\mathcal{M}$ can be transmitted with some small error. That is, for a message $m$ that is sent by Alice, Bob ...
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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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A way to check if entanglement is increased or decreased

I was wondering if there is a way to check if the amount of entanglement is increased or decreased after a quantum operation without calculating the actual value. That is, it does not concern with the ...
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Increasing entropy for projective LCPT mapping

Given a set of projectors $\{P_i\}$ acting on a space $\mathcal H_S$, let $\Phi$ be the LCPT map defined by $$\Phi(\rho)=\sum_i P_i\rho P_i.$$ The goal is to show that $S(\Phi(\rho))\ge S(\rho)$. The ...
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How does the extremality of a POVM reflect on its Naimark dilation isometry?

Let $\mu:\Sigma\to\mathrm{Pos}(\mathcal X)$ be some POVM, with $\Sigma$ the finite set of possible outcomes, and $\mathrm{Pos}(\mathcal X)$ the set of positive semidefinite operators on a finite-...
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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 $X,Y,Z,H, \operatorname{CNOT}$. I understand how these gates act on qubits, but what do they ...
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How are eavesdroppers detected when using BB84 in the presence of noise?

I would like to expand upon this question: What is the probability of detecting Eve's tampering, in BB84? Let's say that when the receiver (colloquially referred to as Bob) receives a qubit and ...
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How do successive operators act in the Heisenberg picture?

In the Schrodinger picture, it is clear how write a single gate for two operators. For example if operators $A$ then $B$ act on a state $\vert \psi \rangle$, this gives $BA\vert \psi \rangle$, (noting ...
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Proof of an Holevo information inequality for a classical-classical-quantum channel

Suppose I have a classical-classical-quantum channel $W : \mathcal{X}\times\mathcal{Y} \rightarrow \mathcal{D}(\mathcal{H})$, where $\mathcal{X},\mathcal{Y}$ are finite sets and $\mathcal{D}(\mathcal{...
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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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