Information content of polarization measurements
Physical Review C
Information entropy is applied to the state of knowledge of reaction amplitudes in pseudoscalar meson photoproduction, and a scheme is developed that quantifies the information content of a measured set of polarization observables. It is shown that this definition of information is a more practical measure of the quality of a set of measured observables than whether the combination is a mathematically complete set. It is also shown that when experimental uncertainty is introduced, complete sets
... of measurements do not necessarily remove ambiguities, and that experiments should strive to measure as many observables as practical in order to extract amplitudes.