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Quantum Superposition Detection and QMA Equivalence with Non-Collapsing Measurements

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QMA with non-collapsing measurements is equivalent to NEXP, showcasing the power of efficient superposition detection in quantum computing.
The content explores the equivalence between QMA and NEXP through the use of non-collapsing measurements for superposition detection. It delves into the complexities of hidden-variable theories and quantum verification, highlighting the power of quantum advice and witness separability. The study introduces a new approach to demonstrate this equivalence by detecting superposition efficiently, providing insights into the limitations and capabilities of different computational models in quantum complexity theory.
We prove that QMA where the verifier may also make a single non-collapsing measurement [ABFL14] is equal to NEXP. Recently, [JW23] proposed a new approach to show QMA(2) = NEXP by introducing the class QMA+(2), where the witness is also guaranteed to have non-negative amplitudes in the computational basis. Very recently, Aaronson asked the following question: What is the power of QMA where the verifier can make non-collapsing measurements? Consider a variant of QMA where for any constant k and ϵ > 0, there exists some ∆ = Ω(1/poly(n)) such that SupDetectk,ϵ,∆ can be efficiently applied to the quantum witness after a partial measurement in the computational basis.
"QMA with non-collapsing measurements equals NEXP." - [AGI+24] "Efficient superposition detection showcases powerful capabilities in quantum computing." - [BFM23]

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by Roozbeh Bass... at 03-06-2024
Superposition detection and QMA with non-collapsing measurements

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Can classical oracles be constructed to distinguish between QMA and QCMA using concepts from non-collapsing measurements

In the context of distinguishing between QMA and QCMA using classical oracles, it is essential to consider the power of non-collapsing measurements. While QMA with non-collapsing measurements has been shown to be equivalent to NEXP, QCMA with non-collapsing measurements remains in PSPACE. This discrepancy arises from the fact that a quantum verifier in QCMA can only make use of non-collapsing measurement results at the end of the computation, limiting its computational power compared to QMA. To construct classical oracles that can distinguish between QMA and QCMA based on concepts from non-collapsing measurements, one could explore scenarios where multiple rounds of interactions are allowed with different types of measurements. By strategically designing protocols that leverage these interactions effectively, it may be possible to create classical oracles capable of discerning between the complexities of QMA and QCMA.

How does CQP/poly compare to CQP/qpoly = ALL in terms of computational power

The comparison between CQP/poly and CQP/qpoly = ALL sheds light on their respective computational powers within a polynomial-time setting. CQP/poly refers to Collapse-free Quantum Polynomial-time machines equipped with polynomial-sized advice strings, while CQP/qpoly encompasses all languages decidable by Collapse-free Quantum Polynomial-time machines given quantum advice. The key distinction lies in how they utilize external resources for decision-making. While CQP/poly relies on classical advice strings for enhanced computation capabilities within polynomial time, CQP/qpoly takes advantage of quantum advice provided during execution. As a result, CQP/qpoly = ALL signifies that Collapse-free Quantum Polynomial-time machines with quantum advice have universal computational power equivalent to solving all problems efficiently. Understanding this comparison underscores the significance of leveraging different forms of external assistance (classical vs. quantum) in enhancing computational abilities within specific complexity classes like CQP/poly and CQP/qpoly = ALL.

What are the implications of using non-collapsing measurements before all collapsing measurements in BQP or QMA

Exploring the implications of using non-collapsing measurements before all collapsing measurements in BQP or QMA reveals intriguing insights into their computational behaviors and capabilities: In Bounded-error Quantum Polynomial-time (BQP), incorporating non-collapsing measurements prior to any collapsing operations introduces an additional layer of flexibility in handling quantum states without prematurely affecting their superposition properties. For Quantum Merlin-Arthur (QMA), employing non-collapsing measurements before any collapsing steps allows verifiers greater control over witness states' evaluation while preserving critical information needed for decision-making processes. By integrating such strategic sequencing into Bounded-error Quantum Polynomial-time (BQP) or Quantum Merlin-Arthur (QMA) frameworks, researchers can potentially optimize computations involving complex superposition states more effectively while maintaining integrity throughout various measurement stages.