Nondisturbing quantum measurements

Teiko Heinosaari, Michael M. Wolf

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We consider pairs of discrete quantum observables (POVMs) and analyze the relation between the notions of nondisturbance, joint measurability, and commutativity. We specify conditions under which these properties coincide or differ-depending, for instance, on the interplay between the number of outcomes and the Hilbert space dimension or on algebraic properties of the effect operators. We also show that (non-)disturbance is, in general, not a symmetric relation and that it can be decided and quantified by means of a semidefinite program.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092201
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes


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