QSI Seminar: Martin Plávala, Universität Siegen, Germany
May 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hosted by: Dr Mária Kieferová, Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Title: Jordan products of quantum channels and their compatibility
Speaker: Dr Martin Plávala, Universität Siegen, Germany
Given two quantum channels, we examine the task of determining whether they are compatible – meaning that one can perform both channels simultaneously but, in the future, choose exactly one channel whose output is desired (while forfeiting the output of the other channel). We show several results concerning this task. First, we show it is equivalent to the quantum state marginal problem, i.e., every quantum state marginal problem can be recast as the compatibility of two channels, and vice versa. Second, we show that compatible measure-and-prepare channels (i.e., entanglement-breaking channels) do not necessarily have a measure-and-prepare compatibilizing (i.e., joint) channel. Third, we extend the notion of the Jordan product of matrices to quantum channels and present sufficient conditions for channel compatibility. Last, we formulate the different notions of compatibility as semidefinite programs and numerically test when families of partially dephasing-depolarizing channels are compatible and when the Jordan product of channels gives a valid compatibilizing channel.