POVM construction: a simple recipe with applications to symmetric states

Sirsi, Swarnamala and Bharath, Karthik and Shilpashree, S.P. and Rao, H.S. Smitha (2017) POVM construction: a simple recipe with applications to symmetric states. International Journal of Quantum Information . ISSN 1793-6918

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Abstract

We propose a simple method for constructing POVMs using any set of matrices which form an orthonormal basis for the space of complex matrices. Considering the orthonormal set of irreducible spherical tensors, we examine the properties of the construction on the n+1-dimensional subspace of the 2n-dimensional Hilbert space of n qubits comprising the permutationally symmetric states. Using the notion of vectorization, the constructed POVMs are interpretable as projection operators in a higher-dimensional space. We then describe a method to physically realize the constructed POVMs for symmetric states using the Clebsch-Gordan decomposition of the tensor product of irreducible representations of the rotation group. We illustrate the proposed construction on a spin-1 system, and show that it is possible to generate entangled states from separable ones.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Permutationally symmetric states; Projection operators; POVM
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1142/S0219749917500423
Depositing User: Bharath, Karthik
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 08:19
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 04:43
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45067

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