Thermodynamic Interpretation of the Quantum Error Correcting Criterion

  title={Thermodynamic Interpretation of the Quantum Error Correcting Criterion},
  author={Vladimir E. Korepin and John Terilla},
  journal={Quantum Information Processing},
AbstractShannon's fundamental coding theorems relate classical information theory to thermodynamics. More recent theoretical work has been successful in relating quantum information theory to thermodynamics. For example, Schumacher proved a quantum version of Shannon's 1948 classical noiseless coding theorem. In this note, we extend the connection between quantum information theory and thermodynamics to include quantum error correction. There is a standard mechanism for describing errors that… 
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