In this paper, we will review the co-adjoint orbit formulation of finite dimensional quantum mechanics, and in this framework, we will interpret the notion of quantum Fisher information index (and metric). Following previous work of part of the authors, who introduced the definition of Fisher information tensor, we will show how its antisymmetric part is the pullback of the natural Kostant–Kirillov–Souriau symplectic form along some natural diffeomorphism. In order to do this, we will need to understand the symmetric logarithmic derivative as a proper 1-form, settling the issues about its very definition and explicit computation. Moreover, the fibration of co-adjoint orbits, seen as spaces of mixed states, is also discussed.
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Research Article| June 22 2016
On the geometry of mixed states and the Fisher information tensor
I. Contreras, E. Ercolessi, M. Schiavina; On the geometry of mixed states and the Fisher information tensor. J. Math. Phys. 1 June 2016; 57 (6): 062209. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4954328
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