Generating and using truly random quantum states in Mathematica

TitleGenerating and using truly random quantum states in Mathematica
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMiszczak J.A.
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Volume183
Pagination118–124
ISSN0010-4655
AbstractThe problem of generating random quantum states is of a great interest from the quantum information theory point of view. In this paper we present a package for Mathematica computing system harnessing a specific piece of hardware, namely Quantis quantum random number generator (QRNG), for investigating statistical properties of quantum states. The described package implements a number of functions for generating random states, which use Quantis QRNG as a source of randomness. It also provides procedures which can be used in simulations not related directly to quantum information processing.