Quantum Channels and their Minimum Output Entropies
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We investigate non-random quantum channels generated from the representation the- ory of orthogonal quantum groups to perform numerical computations for estimates of their minimum output entropies. In doing so, we address the violation of the additiv- ity conjecture for minimum output entropies, previously established through probabilistic proofs. This violation is relevant because given two quantum channels whose minimum output entropies sum to a value greater than the minimum output entropy of their tensor product channel it can be shown that more information can be sent with greater fidelity via the two channels in parallel than by using each separately. This is directly related to the relevance of quantum entanglement in quantum information theory. We numerically compute minimum output entropies for single quantum channels and tensor products of quantum channels with respect to both Von Neumann and Renyi en- tropies. We then proceed to compute entropy estimates for nonplanar channels directly with Temperley-Lieb Category Theory. We conclude by discussing which of our choices for channels are optimal for entangled inputs.
Mehlhop, Nathan Alexander; Ogletree, William Travis (2018). Quantum Channels and their Minimum Output Entropies. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from