# Detailed balance as a quantum-group symmetry of Kraus operators

June 01, 2015

A unital completely positive map governing the time evolution of a quantum
system is usually called a quantum channel, and it can be represented by a
tuple of operators which are then referred to as the Kraus operators of the
channel. We look at states of the system whose correlations with respect to the
channel have a certain symmetry. Then we show that detailed balance holds if
the Kraus operators satisfy a very interesting algebraic relation which plays
an important role in the representation theory of any compact quantum group.

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