We present a general formalism for characterizing 2-time quantum states, describing pre- and postselected quantum systems. The most general 2-time state is characterized by a "density vector" that is independent of measurements performed between the preparation and postselection. We provide a method for performing tomography of an unknown 2-time density vector. This procedure, which cannot be implemented by weak or projective measurements, brings new insight to the fundamental role played by Kraus operators in quantum measurements. Finally, after showing that general states and measurements are isomorphic, we show that any measurement on a 2-time state can be mapped to a measurement on a preselected bipartite state
|Journal||Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jan 2014|
- pre and postselection
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Professor Sandu Popescu
- School of Physics - Professor of Physics
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