Picture water droplets

Developing mathematical theories of the physical world: Open Access research on fluid dynamics from Strathclyde

Strathprints makes available Open Access scholarly outputs by Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics & Statistics, where continuum mechanics and industrial mathematics is a specialism. Such research seeks to understand fluid dynamics, among many other related areas such as liquid crystals and droplet evaporation.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics also demonstrates expertise in population modelling & epidemiology, stochastic analysis, applied analysis and scientific computing. Access world leading mathematical and statistical Open Access research!

Explore all Strathclyde Open Access research...

No-signaling bound on quantum state discrimination

Croke, Sarah and Andersson, Erika and Barnett, Stephen M. (2008) No-signaling bound on quantum state discrimination. Physical Review A, 77 (1). 012113-012118. ISSN 1094-1622

[img]
Preview
PDF (strathprints006446.pdf)
strathprints006446.pdf
Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (133kB) | Preview

Abstract

Quantum correlations do not allow signaling, and any operation which may be performed on one system of an entangled pair cannot be detected by measurement of the other system alone. This no-signaling condition limits allowed operations and, in the context of quantum communication, may be used to put bounds on quantum state discrimination. We find that the natural figure of merit to consider is the confidence in identifying a state, which is optimized by the maximum confidence strategy. We show that this strategy may be derived from the no-signaling condition, and demonstrate the relationship between maximum confidence measurements and entanglement concentration.