Efficient Hidden-Variable Simulation of Measurements in Quantum Experiments

Author(s): B. Dakić, M. Šuvakov, T. Paterek, Č. Brukner

Journal: Physical Review Letters

Volume: 101

Page(s): 190402

Year: 2008

DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.190402

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We prove that the results of a finite set of general quantum measurements on an arbitrary dimensional quantum system can be simulated using a polynomial (in measurements) number of hidden-variable states. In the limit of infinitely many measurements, our method gives models with the minimal number of hidden-variable states, which scales linearly with the number of measurements. These results can find applications in foundations of quantum theory, complexity studies, and classical simulations of quantum systems.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/0805.1728

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