Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 386–390 | Cite as

A method of estimating the eigenstates of density operator

Computer Science


We describe a mathematical structure which corresponds to the eigenstates of a density operator. For an unknown density operator, we propose an estimating procedure which uses successive “yes/no” measurements to scan the Bloch sphere and approximately yields the eigenstates. This result is based on the quantum method of types and implies a relationship between the typical subspace and the Young frame.


quantum state estimation eigenstate density operator 

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TP 305 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services NetworksXidian UniversityXi’an, ShaanxiChina

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