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Group transference techniques for the estimation of the decoherence times and capacities of quantum Markov semigroups

Abstract

Capacities of quantum channels and decoherence times both quantify the extent to which quantum information can withstand degradation by interactions with its environment. However, calculating capacities directly is known to be very hard. Much recent work has focused on upper bounding certain capacities in terms of more tractable quantities such as specific norms from operator theory. In the mean time, there has also been substantial recent progress on estimating decoherence times with techniques from analysis and geometry, even though many hard questions remain open. In this article, we introduce a class of continuous-time quantum channels that we called \emph{transferred channels}, which are built through representation theory from a classical Markov kernel defined on a compact group. In particular, we study two subclasses of such kernels: H\"ormander systems on compact Lie-groups and Markov chains on finite groups. Examples of transferred channels include the depolarizing channel, the dephasing channel, and collective decoherence channels acting on d qubits. We then extend tools developed in earlier work by Gao, Junge and LaRacuente to transfer estimates of the classical Markov kernel to the transferred channels and study in this way different non-commutative functional inequalities. The main contribution of this article is the application of these functional inequalities to the estimation of decoherence time, of private and quantum capacities, of entanglement-assisted classical capacities as well as estimation of entanglement breaking times, defined as the first time for which the channel becomes entanglement breaking. Moreover, our estimates also hold for non-ergodic channels such as the collective decoherence channels, an important scenario which has been overlooked so far because of a lack of techniques.

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hal-02436767 , version 1 (13-01-2020)

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Ivan Bardet, Marius Junge, Nicholas Laracuente, Cambyse Rouzé, Daniel Stilck França. Group transference techniques for the estimation of the decoherence times and capacities of quantum Markov semigroups. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2021, 67 (5), pp.2878-2909. ⟨10.1109/TIT.2021.3065452⟩. ⟨hal-02436767⟩
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