Magic-state distillation (or nonstabilizer state manipulation) is a crucial component in the leading approaches to realizing scalable, fault-tolerant, and universal quantum computation. Related to nonstabilizer state manipulation is the resource theory of nonstabilizer states, for which one of the goals is to characterize and quantify nonstabilizerness of a quantum state. In this Letter, we introduce the family of thauma measures to quantify the amount of nonstabilizerness in a quantum state, and we exploit this family of measures to address several open questions in the resource theory of nonstabilizer states. As a first application, we establish the hypothesis testing thauma as an efficiently computable benchmark for the one-shot distillable nonstabilizerness, which in turn leads to a variety of bounds on the rate at which nonstabilizerness can be distilled, as well as on the overhead of magic-state distillation. We then prove that the max-thauma can be used as an efficiently computable tool in benchmarking the efficiency of magic-state distillation, and that it can outperform previous approaches based on mana. Finally, we use the min-thauma to bound a quantity known in the literature as the "regularized relative entropy of magic." As a consequence of this bound, we find that two classes of states with maximal mana, a previously established nonstabilizerness measure, cannot be interconverted in the asymptotic regime at a rate equal to one. This result resolves a basic question in the resource theory of nonstabilizer states and reveals a difference between the resource theory of nonstabilizer states and other resource theories such as entanglement and coherence.
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Physical Review Letters
Wang, X., Wilde, M., & Su, Y. (2020). Efficiently Computable Bounds for Magic State Distillation. Physical Review Letters, 124 (9) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.090505