# Probabilistic theories with purification

@article{Chiribella2009ProbabilisticTW, title={Probabilistic theories with purification}, author={Giulio Chiribella and Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano and Paolo Perinotti}, journal={Physical Review A}, year={2009}, volume={81}, pages={062348} }

We investigate general probabilistic theories in which every mixed state has a purification, unique up to reversible channels on the purifying system. We show that the purification principle is equivalent to the existence of a reversible realization of every physical process, that is, to the fact that every physical process can be regarded as arising from a reversible interaction of the system with an environment, which is eventually discarded. From the purification principle we also construct…

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