Mismatched quantum filtering and entropic information

  • Mankei Tsang
  • Published 2014 in
    2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information…


Quantum filtering is a signal processing technique that estimates the posterior state of a quantum system under continuous measurements and has become a standard tool in quantum information processing, with applications in quantum state preparation, quantum metrology, and quantum control. If the filter assumes a nominal model that differs from reality, however, the estimation accuracy is bound to suffer. Here I derive identities that relate the excess error caused by quantum filter mismatch to the relative entropy between the true and nominal observation probability measures, with one identity for Gaussian measurements, such as optical homodyne detection, and another for Poissonian measurements, such as photon counting. These identities generalize recent seminal results in classical information theory and provide new operational meanings to relative entropy, mutual information, and channel capacity in the context of quantum experiments.

DOI: 10.1109/ISIT.2014.6874847

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@article{Tsang2014MismatchedQF, title={Mismatched quantum filtering and entropic information}, author={Mankei Tsang}, journal={2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory}, year={2014}, pages={321-325} }