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Bayesian Phase Estimation via Active Learning

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posted on 2023-01-11, 23:10 authored by Yuxiang Qiu, Min Zhuang, Jiahao Huang, Chaohong Lee
Bayesian estimation approaches, which are capable of combining the information of experimental data from different likelihood functions to achieve high precisions, have been widely used in phase estimation via introducing a controllable auxiliary phase. Here, we present a non-adaptive Bayesian phase estimation (BPE) algorithms with an ingenious update rule of the auxiliary phase designed via active learning. Unlike adaptive BPE algorithms, the auxiliary phase in our algorithm is determined by a pre-established update rule with simple statistical analysis of a small batch of data, instead of complex calculations in every update trails. As the number of measurements for a same amount of Bayesian updates is significantly reduced via active learning, our algorithm can work as efficient as adaptive ones and shares the advantages (such as wide dynamic range and perfect noise robustness) of non-adaptive ones. Our algorithm is of promising applications in various practical quantum sensors such as atomic clocks and quantum magnetometers.

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