Équipe de Recherche en Physique de l'Information Quantique


Abstract = {Quantum Markov networks are a generalization of quantum Markov chains to arbitrary graphs. They provide a powerful classification of correlations in quantum many-body systems---complementing the area law at finite temperature---and are therefore useful to understand the powers and limitations of certain classes of simulation algorithms. Here, we extend the characterization of quantum Markov networks and in particular prove the equivalence of positive quantum Markov networks and Gibbs states of Hamiltonians that are the sum of local commuting terms on graphs containing no triangles. For more general graphs we demonstrate the equivalence between quantum Markov networks and Gibbs states of a class of Hamiltonians of intermediate complexity between commuting and general local Hamiltonians.},
Author = {Brown, Winton and Poulin, David},
Date-Added = {2012-06-06 10:36:53 -0400},
Date-Modified = {2012-06-06 10:37:49 -0400},
Eprint = {arXiv:1206.0755},
Title = {Quantum Markov Networks and Commuting Hamiltonians},
Year = {2012},
local-url = {BP12a1.pdf}}