A pr 2 00 5 Quantum Symmetries and Cartan Decompositions in Arbitrary Dimensions

@inproceedings{DAlessandro2008AP2,
  title={A pr 2 00 5 Quantum Symmetries and Cartan Decompositions in Arbitrary Dimensions},
  author={Domenico D’Alessandro and Francesca Albertini},
  year={2008}
}
We investigate the relation between Cartan decompositions of the unitary group and discrete quantum symmetries. To every Cartan decomposition there corresponds a quantum symmetry which is the identity when applied twice. As an application, we describe a new and general method to obtain Cartan decompositions of the unitary group of evolutions of multipartite systems from Cartan decompositions on the single subsystems. The resulting decomposition, which we call of the odd-even type, contains, as… CONTINUE READING