Adaptive experimental design for one-qubit state estimation with finite data based on a statistical update criterion

Takanori Sugiyama, Peter S. Turner, Mio Murao

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Abstract

We consider 1-qubit mixed quantum state estimation by adaptively updating measurements according to previously obtained outcomes and measurement settings. Updates are determined by the average-variance-optimality (A-optimality) criterion, known in the classical theory of experimental design and applied here to quantum state estimation. In general, A-optimization is a nonlinear minimization problem; however, we find an analytic solution for 1-qubit state estimation using projective measurements, reducing computational effort. We compare numerically two adaptive and two nonadaptive schemes for finite data sets and show that the A-optimality criterion gives more precise estimates than standard quantum tomography.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2012

Bibliographical note

15 pages, 7 figures

Keywords

  • quant-ph
  • math.ST
  • stat.ML
  • stat.TH

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