### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 223-229 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physics Letters A |

Volume | 250 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Dec 1998 |

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### Keywords

- physics
- quantum physics
- pure states
- linearly independent states

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*Physics Letters A*,

*250*(4), 223-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00827-5

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*Physics Letters A*, vol. 250, no. 4, pp. 223-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00827-5

**Optimum unambiguous discrimination between linearly independent symmetric states.** / Chefles, A.; Barnett, S.M.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Optimum unambiguous discrimination between linearly independent symmetric states

AU - Chefles, A.

AU - Barnett, S.M.

PY - 1998/12

Y1 - 1998/12

N2 - The quantum formalism permits one to discriminate sometimes between any set of linearly independent pure states with certainty. We obtain the maximum probability with which a set of equally likely, symmetric, linearly independent states can be discriminated. The form of this bound is examined for symmetric coherent states of a harmonic oscillator or field mode.

AB - The quantum formalism permits one to discriminate sometimes between any set of linearly independent pure states with certainty. We obtain the maximum probability with which a set of equally likely, symmetric, linearly independent states can be discriminated. The form of this bound is examined for symmetric coherent states of a harmonic oscillator or field mode.

KW - physics

KW - quantum physics

KW - pure states

KW - linearly independent states

UR - http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/quant-ph/pdf/9807/9807023v1.pdf

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00827-5

U2 - 10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00827-5

DO - 10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00827-5

M3 - Article

VL - 250

SP - 223

EP - 229

JO - Physics Letters A

JF - Physics Letters A

SN - 0375-9601

IS - 4

ER -