NonlocalGameValue
NonlocalGameValue | |
Computes the maximum value of a two-player non-local game | |
Other toolboxes required | CVX |
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Related functions | BCSGameValue BellInequalityMax NPAHierarchy XORGameValue |
Function category | Nonlocality and Bell inequalities |
Usable within CVX? | no |
NonlocalGameValue is a function that computes the maximum possible value of a given non-local game under either classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, or general no-signalling theories. In the classical and non-signalling cases, an exact value is computed, whereas the value computed in the quantum case is only an upper bound (found using the NPA hierarchy).
Contents
Syntax
- NGVAL = NonlocalGameValue(P,V)
- NGVAL = NonlocalGameValue(P,V,MTYPE)
- NGVAL = NonlocalGameValue(P,V,MTYPE,K)
Argument descriptions
- P: A probability matrix whose $(x,y)$-entry gives the probability that the referee asks Alice question $x$ and Bob question $y$.
- V: A 4-D array whose $(a,b,x,y)$-entry gives the value awarded to Alice and Bob if they reply with answers $(a,b)$ to questions $(x,y)$.
- MTYPE (optional, default 'classical'): A string indicating which type of theory should be used when computing the maximum value of the non-local game. Must be one of 'classical', 'quantum', or 'nosignal'. If MTYPE = 'quantum' then only an upper bound on the non-local game is computed, not necessarily the best upper bound (see the argument K below).
- K (optional, default 1): If MTYPE = 'quantum' then this is a non-negative integer indicating what level of the NPA hierarchy should be used when bounding the value of the non-local game. Higher values of K give better bounds, but require more memory and time. Alternatively, K can be a string of a form like '1+ab+aab', which indicates that an intermediate level of the hierarchy should be used, where this example uses all products of 1 measurement, all products of one Alice and one Bob measurement, and all products of two Alice and one Bob measurement. Use plus signs to separate the different categories of products, as above. The first character of this string should always be a number, indicating the base level to use. If MTYPE is anything other than 'quantum' then K has no effect.
Examples
The CHSH inequality
One formulation of the CHSH inequality^{[1]} is as follows:
- A referee asks Alice a question $x \in \{0,1\}$ and Bob a question $y \in \{0,1\}$.
- Alice and Bob then reply with answers $a \in \{0,1\}$ and $b \in \{0,1\}$ respectively.
- Alice and Bob win if and only if $a \oplus b = xy$.
The optimal probability with which Alice and Bob can win this game in classical, quantum, and no-signalling theories are as follows:
>> d = 2; >> p = ones(d,d)/d^2; >> V = zeros(d,d,d,d); >> for a = 1:d for b = 1:d for x = 1:d for y = 1:d if(mod(a+b+x*y,d)==0) V(a,b,x,y) = 1; end end end end end >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'classical') ans = 0.7500 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'quantum',1) ans = 0.8536 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'nosignal') ans = 1.0000
The CHSH-d inequality
A generalization of the CHSH inequality to higher dimensions is exactly as above, except each of $a,b,x,y$ are taken from the set $\{0,1,\ldots,d-1\}$.^{[2]} The following code computes the values of the CHSH-3 game:
>> d = 3; >> p = ones(d,d)/d^2; >> V = zeros(d,d,d,d); >> for a = 1:d for b = 1:d for x = 1:d for y = 1:d if(mod(a+b+x*y,d)==0) V(a,b,x,y) = 1; end end end end end >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'classical') ans = 0.6667 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'quantum',1) ans = 0.7182 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'quantum',2) ans = 0.7182 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'quantum','2+aab') ans = 0.7124 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'nosignal') ans = 1.0000
The Fortnow-Feige-Lovász game
The Fortnow-Feige-Lovász (FFL) game^{[3]}^{[4]} is well-known example of a non-local game for which perfect parallel repetition does not hold (i.e., quantum players playing two copies of the game in parallel can do better than they can by playing the games in succession).
The game has binary inputs and outputs, and is defined by the rule that the referee asks Alice and Bob the question pair $(x,y) = (0,0)$, $(0,1)$, or $(1,0)$ with probability $1/3$ each, and Alice and Bob win if and only if their answers satisfy $x \vee a \neq y \vee b$, where $\vee$ denotes the bitwise OR operation.
It is known that both the classical value and quantum value of this game equal $2/3$, which we can verify as follows:
>> p = [1 1;1 0]/3; >> V = zeros(2,2,2,2); >> for a = 1:2 for b = 1:2 for x = 1:2 for y = 1:2 if(max(x,a) ~= max(y,b)) V(a,b,x,y) = 1; end end end end end >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'classical') ans = 0.6667 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'quantum',1) ans = 0.6667
Parallel repetition
In fact, we can even compute the classical and quantum values of two copies of the FFL game being run in parallel: we simply specify the REPT input argument to be 2:
>> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'classical',1,2) ans = 0.6667 >> NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'quantum',1,2) ans = 0.6667
Indeed, the fact that both of these values also equal $2/3$ is a known fact ^{[5]}. Note that in the command NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'classical',1,2), the "1" that is provided as the value of K does not do anything: it is simply provided as a placeholder so that we can set REPT = 2 in the next input argument (e.g., we could have just as well entered the command NonlocalGameValue(p,V,'classical',9873,2), and the same calculation would have been carried out).
Source code
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%% NONLOCALGAMEVALUE Computes the maximum value of a two-player non-local game
% This function has two required input arguments:
% P: a matrix whose (x,y)-entry is the probability that the referee
% asks Alice question x and Bob question y
% V: a 4-D array whose (a,b,x,y)-entry is the value given to Alice and
% Bob when they provide answers a and b respectively to questions x
% and y.
%
% NGVAL = NonlocalGameValue(P,V) is the maximum value that the specified
% non-local game can take on in classical mechanics. For the maximum
% quantum or no-signalling value, see the optional arguments described
% below.
%
% This function has three optional input arguments:
% MTYPE (default 'classical'): one of 'classical', 'quantum', or
% 'nosignal', indicating what type of nonlocal game value should be
% computed. IMPORTANT NOTE: if MTYPE='quantum' then only an upper
% bound on the non-local game value is computed, not its exact value
% (see the argument K below).
% K (default 1): if MYTPE='quantum', then K is a non-negative integer
% or string indicating what level of the NPA hierarchy to use to
% bound the non-local game (higher values give better bounds, but
% require more computation time). See the NPAHierarchy function for
% details. If MTYPE is anything else, then K is simply ignored.
% REPT (default 1): the number of times that the non-local game should
% be played in parallel (i.e., the number of repetitions of the
% game).
%
% NGVAL = NonlocalGameValue(P,V,MTYPE,K,REPT) is the maximum value that
% the specified non-local game can take on in the setting (classical,
% quantum or no-signalling) specified by MTYPE.
%
% URL: http://www.qetlab.com/NonlocalGameValue
% requires: CVX (http://cvxr.com/cvx/), NPAHierarchy.m, opt_args.m,
% update_odometer.m
%
% author: Nathaniel Johnston (nathaniel@njohnston.ca)
% package: QETLAB
% last updated: July 10, 2015
function ngval = NonlocalGameValue(p,V,varargin)
% set optional argument defaults: MTYPE='classical', K=1, REPT=1
[mtype,k,rept] = opt_args({ 'classical', 1, 1 },varargin{:});
% Get some basic values.
[ma,mb] = size(p);
oa = size(V,1);
ob = size(V,2);
% Are we playing the game multiple times? If so, adjust p and V
% accordingly.
if(rept > 1)
% Create the new probability array.
p = Tensor(p,rept);
% Create the new winning output array (this is more complicated
% since MATLAB doesn't have any built-in functions for tensoring
% together 4D arrays).
V2 = zeros(oa^rept,ob^rept,ma^rept,mb^rept);
i_ind = zeros(1,rept);
j_ind = zeros(1,rept);
for i = 1:ma^rept
for j = 1:mb^rept
for l = rept:-1:1
to_tensor{l} = V(:,:,i_ind(l)+1,j_ind(l)+1);
end
V2(:,:,i,j) = Tensor(to_tensor);
j_ind = update_odometer(j_ind,mb*ones(1,rept));
end
i_ind = update_odometer(i_ind,ma*ones(1,rept));
end
V = V2;
% Update some computed values.
ma = ma^rept;
mb = mb^rept;
oa = oa^rept;
ob = ob^rept;
end
% The no-signalling maximum is just implemented by taking the zero-th
% level of the NPA (quantum) hierarchy.
if(strcmpi(mtype,'nosignal'))
mtype = 'quantum';
k = 0;
end
% Compute the maximum value of the non-local game, depending on which
% type of maximum was requested.
if(strcmpi(mtype,'quantum'))
cvx_begin quiet
variable q(oa,ob,ma,mb);
maximize sum(sum(p.*squeeze(sum(sum(V.*q,1),2))))
subject to
NPAHierarchy(q,k) == 1;
cvx_end
ngval = cvx_optval;
% Deal with error messages.
if(strcmpi(cvx_status,'Inaccurate/Solved'))
warning('NonlocalGameValue:NumericalProblems','Minor numerical problems encountered by CVX. Consider adjusting the tolerance level TOL and re-running the script.');
elseif(strcmpi(cvx_status,'Inaccurate/Infeasible'))
warning('NonlocalGameValue:NumericalProblems','Minor numerical problems encountered by CVX. Consider adjusting the tolerance level TOL and re-running the script.');
elseif(strcmpi(cvx_status,'Unbounded') || strcmpi(cvx_status,'Inaccurate/Unbounded') || strcmpi(cvx_status,'Failed'))
error('NonlocalGameValue:NumericalProblems',strcat('Numerical problems encountered (CVX status: ',cvx_status,'). Please try adjusting the tolerance level TOL.'));
end
elseif(strcmpi(mtype,'classical'))
% Compute the classical maximum value just by brute-forcing over
% all possibilities.
ngval = -Inf;
a_ind = zeros(1,ma);
b_ind = zeros(1,mb);
a_ind(ma) = oa-2;
b_ind(mb) = ob-2;
p = permute(repmat(p,[1,1,oa,ob]),[3,4,1,2]);
ab_prob = zeros(oa,ob,ma,mb);
for i = 1:oa^ma
for j = 1:ob^mb
for x = 1:ma
for y = 1:mb
ab_prob(:,:,x,y) = zeros(oa,ob);
ab_prob(a_ind(x)+1,b_ind(y)+1,x,y) = 1;
end
end
tgval = sum(sum(sum(sum(p.*V.*ab_prob))));
if(tgval >= ngval - 0.000001)
ngval = max(ngval, sum(sum(sum(sum(p.*V.*ab_prob)))));
end
b_ind = update_odometer(b_ind, ob*ones(1,mb));
end
a_ind = update_odometer(a_ind, oa*ones(1,ma));
end
else
error('NonlocalGameValue:InvalidMTYPE','MTYPE must be one of ''classical'', ''quantum'', or ''nosignal''.');
end
end
Notes
In practice, K probably can't be any larger than 4 when MTYPE = 'quantum', due to memory and time restrictions.
References
- ↑ J.F. Clauser, M.A. Horne, A. Shimony, R.A. Holt. Proposed experiment to test local hidden-variable theories. Phys. Rev. Lett., 23(15):880–884, 1969.
- ↑ M. Howard. Maximum nonlocality and minimum uncertainty using magic states. E-print: arXiv:arXiv:1501.05319 [quant-ph], 2015.
- ↑ U. Feige, L. Lovász, In Proceedings of the 24th ACM STOC, pages 733-744, 1992.
- ↑ L. Fortnow, PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technical Report MIT/LCS/TR-447, May 1989.
- ↑ R. Cleve, W. Slofstra, F. Unger, and S. Upadhyay. Perfect parallel repetition theorem for quantum XOR proof systems. Computational Complexity, 17:282–299, 2008. E-print: arXiv:quant-ph/0608146