A1 Journal article – refereed
Qualitative noise-disturbance relation for quantum measurements

List of Authors: Heinosaari T, Miyadera T
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Physical Review A
Journal name in source: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
Journal acronym: PHYS REV A
Number in series: 4
Volume number: 88
Issue number: 4
ISSN: 1050-2947

The inherent connection between noise and disturbance is one of the most fundamental features of quantum measurements. In the two well-known extreme cases a measurement either makes no disturbance but then has to be totally noisy or is as accurate as possible but then has to disturb so much that all subsequent measurements become redundant. Most of the measurements are, however, somewhere between these two extremes. We derive a structural connection between certain order relations defined on observables and channels, and we explain how this connection properly explains the trade-off between noise and disturbance. A link to a quantitative noise-disturbance relation is demonstrated.

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