### Abstract

Four signalling states are sufficient to achieve the Holevo capacity for qubit channels, but in many cases are not necessary. There are examples known where the capacity is achieved for two orthogonal input states, two nonorthogonal states, and examples where three states are necessary and sufficient. Many previous results were obtained for a class of channel for which three states are sufficient. In this study, a systematic theory for this class of channel was developed. Simple criteria are presented that, when satisfied, mean that two states are sufficient for the ensemble. When these criteria are satisfied, there is a simple method to determine whether the states in the ensemble should be orthogonal or nonorthogonal. When the criteria are not satisfied, it is still possible that two states are sufficient, though it is possible that three states are necessary. In the case where three states are necessary, the form of the optimal ensemble is predicted. These results provide an efficient method for calculating the Holevo capacity for all channels in this class.

Language | English |
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Title of host publication | Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III |

Place of Publication | Washington, DC |

Publisher | SPIE |

Pages | 1-10 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Volume | 5893 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2005 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III - Duration: 31 Jul 2005 → 31 Jul 2005 |

### Conference

Conference | Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III |
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Period | 31/07/05 → 31/07/05 |

### Cite this

*Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III*(Vol. 5893, pp. 1-10). [589318] Washington, DC: SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.616222

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*Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III.*vol. 5893, 589318, SPIE, Washington, DC, pp. 1-10, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging III, 31/07/05. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.616222

**Qubit channels that achieve capacity with two states.** / Berry, Dominic W.

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AB - Four signalling states are sufficient to achieve the Holevo capacity for qubit channels, but in many cases are not necessary. There are examples known where the capacity is achieved for two orthogonal input states, two nonorthogonal states, and examples where three states are necessary and sufficient. Many previous results were obtained for a class of channel for which three states are sufficient. In this study, a systematic theory for this class of channel was developed. Simple criteria are presented that, when satisfied, mean that two states are sufficient for the ensemble. When these criteria are satisfied, there is a simple method to determine whether the states in the ensemble should be orthogonal or nonorthogonal. When the criteria are not satisfied, it is still possible that two states are sufficient, though it is possible that three states are necessary. In the case where three states are necessary, the form of the optimal ensemble is predicted. These results provide an efficient method for calculating the Holevo capacity for all channels in this class.

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