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6 July 1998 Positive operator valued measure in quantum information processing
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The positive operator valued measure (POVM), also known as the probability operator valued measure, is useful in quantum information processing. The POVM consists of a set of non-negative quantum-mechanical Hermitian operators that add up to the identity. The probability that a quantum system is in a particular state is given by the expectation value of the POVM operator corresponding to that state. Following a brief review of the mathematics and history of POVMs in quantum theory, and a pedagogical discussion of the quantum mechanics of photonic qubits, a particular implementation of a POVM for use in the measurement of photonic qubits is reviewed.
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Howard E. Brandt "Positive operator valued measure in quantum information processing", Proc. SPIE 3385, Photonic Quantum Computing II, (6 July 1998);


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