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Multiplayer quantum Minority game with decoherence
Author(s): Adrian P. Flitney
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Paper Abstract

A quantum version of the Minority game for an arbitrary number of agents is studied. When the number of agents is odd, quantizing the game produces no advantage to the players, however, for an even number of agents new Nash equilibria appear that have no classical analogue. The new Nash equilibria provide far preferable expected payoffs to the players compared to the equivalent classical game. The effect on the Nash equilibrium payoff of reducing the degree of entanglement, or of introducing decoherence into the model, is indicated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5842, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609363
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Adrian P. Flitney, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5842:
Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III
Philip R. Hemmer; Julio R. Gea-Banacloche; Peter Heszler; M. Suhail Zubairy, Editor(s)

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