Absolutely classical spin states

F. Bohnet-Waldraff 1, 2 O. Giraud 1 D. Braun 2

Physical Review A, American Physical Society, 2017, 95 (1), pp.012318

We introduce the concept of "absolutely classical" spin states, in analogy to absolutely separable states of bi-partite quantum systems. Absolutely classical states are states that remain classical under any unitary transformation applied to them. We investigate the maximum ball of absolutely classical states centered on the fully mixed state that can be inscribed into the set of classical states, and derive a lower bound for its radius as function of the total spin quantum number. The result is compared to the case of absolutely separable states.

  • 1. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques
  • 2. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen