The Bloch vector for N-level systems

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We determine the set of the Bloch vectors for N-level systems, generalizing the familiar Bloch ball in 2-level systems. An origin of the structural difference from the Bloch ball in 2-level systems is clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-349
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 11
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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