- Working Paper
Most current methods in quantum tomography do not provide a well-justified error analysis. Promising recent methods based on confidence regions are difficult to apply in practice or yield error bars which are unnecessarily large. Here, we propose a practical yet robust method for obtaining error bars. Our analysis is done in terms of a figure of merit such as the fidelity to a reference state. Our numerical method produces a particular histogram which is fitted by a theoretical model, and from which confidence regions for any confidence level can be constructed. We apply our procedure to a simulated example as well as to actual experimental data obtained from two superconducting qubits in an entangled state. The obtained error bars are of reasonable size. Finally, we introduce a new software project implementing our method Show more
Journal / seriesarXiv
Pages / Article No.
Organisational unit03781 - Renner, Renato / Renner, Renato
NotesSubmitted on 22 September 2015.
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