The Brody-Hughston Fisher Information Metric [article]

Paul B. Slater
2003 arXiv   pre-print
We study the interrelationships between the Fisher information metric recently introduced, on the basis of maximum entropy considerations, by Brody and Hughston (quant-ph/9906085) and the monotone metrics, as explicated by Petz and Sudar. This new metric turns out to be not strictly monotone in nature, and to yield (via its normalized volume element) a prior probability distribution over the Bloch ball of two-level quantum systems that is less noninformative than those obtained from any of the
more » ... onotone metrics, even the minimal monotone (Bures) metric. We best approximate the additional information contained in the Brody-Hughston prior over that contained in the Bures prior by constructing a certain Bures posterior probability distribution. This is proportional to the product of the Bures prior and a likelihood function based on four pairs of spin measurements oriented along the diagonal axes of an inscribed cube.
arXiv:quant-ph/0304029v2 fatcat:wdwcoujxbnhznfyp5zah4fxmay