Quantum Information Processing

, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp 4395–4412 | Cite as

Improving the payoffs of cooperators in three-player cooperative game using weak measurements



In this paper, an efficient method is proposed to improve the payoffs of cooperators in cooperative three-player quantum game under the action of amplitude damping, bit flip and depolarizing channels using weak measurements. It is shown that the payoffs of cooperators can be enhanced to a great extent in the case of amplitude damping channel, and the payoff sudden death can be avoided in the case of bit flip and depolarizing channels. Moreover, the payoffs of cooperators tend to a constant by changing weak measurement strength in spite of sufficiently strong decoherence.


Three-player cooperative game Decoherence The payoff  Weak measurement 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.11374096) and the Major Program for the Research Foundation of Education Bureau of Hunan Province of China (Grant No. 10A026).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ScienceHunan University of TechnologyZhuzhouChina
  2. 2.College of Mechanical and Vehicle EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  3. 3.College of Physics and Information ScienceHunan Normal UniversityChangshaChina

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