Title

Indeterminate-length quantum coding

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

September 2001

Abstract

The quantum analogues of classical variable-length codes are indeterminate-lengthquantum codes, in which code words may exist in superpositions of different lengths. This paper explores some of their properties. The length observable for such codes is governed by a quantum version of the Kraft–McMillan inequality. Indeterminate-length quantum codes also provide an alternate approach to quantum data compression.

Journal

Physical Review A

Volume

64

Issue

4

First Page

42304

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