Limit Theorems for Quantum Entropies and Applications

Conference: TURBO - CODING - 2006 - 4th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics; 6th International ITG-Conference on Source and Channel Coding
04/03/2006 - 04/07/2006 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: TURBO - CODING - 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bjelakovic, Igor (Berlin University of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Heinrich-Hertz-Chair for Mobile Communication Technology, Berlin, Germany)

We present our recent results on limit theorems for quantum entropies and their applications in quantum information theory. They include the full extensions of the fundamental asymptotic equipartition property (AEP) to ergodic quantum informations sources and the ergodic version of Stein’s Lemma on quantum hypothesis testing. These limit theorems are then used to obtain a data compression theorem for ergodic quantum sources and a quantum version of Sanov’s theorem on large deviations for uncorrelated quantum sources. Moreover, Stein’s lemma clearifies the operational interpretation of the quantum Kullback-Leibler distance (relative entropy), and this operational understanding of this quantity can be employed to give a new intuitive proof of the monotonicity of this statistical distance measure relying on information-theoretic methods.