Investigating Properties of a Family of Quantum Renyi Divergences

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Springer Verlag
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Quantum Information Processing, 2015, 14 (4), pp. 1501 - 1512
Issue Date:
2015-04
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Audenaert and Datta recently introduced a two-parameter family of relative R\'{e}nyi entropies, known as the $\alpha$-$z$-relative R\'{e}nyi entropies. The definition of the $\alpha$-$z$-relative R\'{e}nyi entropy unifies all previously proposed definitions of the quantum R\'{e}nyi divergence of order $\alpha$ under a common framework. Here we will prove that the $\alpha$-$z$-relative R\'{e}nyi entropies are a proper generalization of the quantum relative entropy by computing the limit of the $\alpha$-$z$ divergence as $\alpha$ approaches one and $z$ is an arbitrary function of $\alpha$. We also show that certain operationally relevant families of R\'enyi divergences are differentiable at $\alpha = 1$. Finally, our analysis reveals that the derivative at $\alpha = 1$ evaluates to half the relative entropy variance, a quantity that has attained operational significance in second-order quantum hypothesis testing.
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