On the Duality between the BSC and Quantum PSC

Conference Paper

In 2018, Renes [IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 577-592 (2018)] developed a general theory of channel duality for classical-input quantum-output channels. His result shows that a number of well-known duality results for linear codes on the binary erasure channel can be extended to general classical channels at the expense of using dual problems which are intrinsically quantum mechanical. One special case of this duality is a connection between coding for error correction on the quantum pure-state channel (PSC) and coding for wiretap secrecy on the classical binary symmetric channel (BSC). Similarly, coding for error correction on the BSC is related to wire-tap secrecy on the PSC. While this result has important implications for classical coding, the machinery behind the general duality result is rather challenging for researchers without a strong background in quantum information theory. In this work, we leverage prior results for linear codes on PSCs to give an alternate derivation of the aforementioned special case by computing closed-form expressions for the performance metrics. The noted prior results include the optimality of square-root measurement for linear codes on the PSC and the Fourier duality of linear codes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rengaswamy, N; Pfister, HD

Published Date

  • July 12, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2021-July /

Start / End Page

  • 2232 - 2237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2157-8095

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781538682098

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ISIT45174.2021.9518034

Citation Source

  • Scopus