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Quantum measurements on finite dimensional systems: relabeling and mixing

By Erkka Haapasalo, Teiko Heinosaari and Juha-Pekka Pellonpää


Concentrating on finite dimensional systems, we show that one can limit to extremal rank-1 POVMs if two simple procedures of mixing and relabeling are permitted. We demonstrate that any finite outcome POVM can be obtained from extremal rank-1 POVMs with these two procedures. In particular, extremal POVMs with higher rank are just relabelings of extremal rank-1 POVMs and their structure is therefore clarified.Comment: one new section in v

Topics: Quantum Physics
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1007/s11128-011-0330-2
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