On quantum coding for ensembles of mixed states
We consider the problem of optimal asymptotically faithful compression for ensembles of mixed quantum states. Although the optimal rate is unknown, we prove upper and lower bounds and describe a series of illustrative examples of compression of mixed states. We also discuss a classical analogue of the problem.
Barnum, Howard; Caves, Carlton; Fuchs, Christopher; Jozsa, Richard; and Schumacher, Benjamin, "On quantum coding for ensembles of mixed states" (2001). Journal of Physics A 34(35): 6767-6785. Faculty Publications. Paper 258.
Journal of Physics A