Symmetries of finite Heisenberg groups for multipartite systems

M Korbelář, J Tolar
2012 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical  
A composite quantum system comprising a finite number k of subsystems which are described with position and momentum variables in Z_{n_{i}}, i=1,...,k, is considered. Its Hilbert space is given by a k-fold tensor product of Hilbert spaces of dimensions n_{1},...,n_{k}. Symmetry group of the respective finite Heisenberg group is given by the quotient group of certain normalizer. This paper extends our previous investigation of bipartite quantum systems to arbitrary multipartite systems of the
more » ... e systems of the above type. It provides detailed description of the normalizers and the corresponding symmetry groups. The new class of symmetry groups represents a very specific generalization of symplectic groups over modular rings. As an application, a new proof of existence of the maximal set of mutually unbiased bases in Hilbert spaces of prime power dimensions is provided.
doi:10.1088/1751-8113/45/28/285305 fatcat:faswrz5ppjd7xo253ccuul2naa