We present an algorithm for projecting superoperators onto the set of completely positive, trace-preserving maps. When combined with gradient descent of a cost function, the procedure results in an algorithm for quantum process tomography: finding the quantum process that best fits a set of sufficient observations. We compare the performance of our algorithm to the diluted iterative algorithm as well as second-order solvers interfaced with the popular cvx package for matlab, and find it to be significantly faster and more accurate while guaranteeing a physical estimate.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics