Rapid puriﬁcation of quantum systems by measuring in a feedback-controlled unbiased basis
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Rapid purification by feedback-specifically, reducing the mean impurity faster than by measurement alone-can be achieved by choosing the eigenbasis of the density matrix to be unbiased relative to the measurement basis. Here we further examine the protocol introduced by Combes and Jacobs [Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 010504 (2006)] involving continuous measurement of the observable Jz for a D-dimensional system. We rigorously rederive the lower bound (2/3)(D+1) on the achievable speedup factor and also an upper bound, namely D2/2, for all feedback protocols that use measurements in unbiased bases. Finally, we extend our results to n independent measurements on a register of n qubits and derive an upper bound on the achievable speedup factor that scales linearly with n.
Physical Review A
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Quantum Information, Computation and Communication