1 Department of Computer Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University2 Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich3 Department of Mathematics, Technische Universität München4 CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)5 Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore6 Department of Computer Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
A new generalization and some properties
The Rényi entropies constitute a family of information measures that generalizes the well-known Shannon entropy, inheriting many of its properties. They appear in the form of unconditional and conditional entropies, relative entropies, or mutual information, and have found many applications in information theory and beyond. Various generalizations of Rényi entropies to the quantum setting have been proposed, most prominently Petz's quasi-entropies and Renner's conditional min-, max-, and collision entropy. However, these quantum extensions are incompatible and thus unsatisfactory. We propose a new quantum generalization of the family of Rényi entropies that contains the von Neumann entropy, min-entropy, collision entropy, and the max-entropy as special cases, thus encompassing most quantum entropies in use today. We show several natural properties for this definition, including data-processing inequalities, a duality relation, and an entropic uncertainty relation.
Journal of Mathematical Physics, 2013, Vol 54, Issue 12