## Abstract

This paper combines probabilistic and algebraic techniques for computing quantum expectations of operator exponentials (and their products) of quadratic forms of quantum variables in Gaussian states. Such quadratic-exponential functionals (QEFs) resemble quantum statistical mechanical partition functions with quadratic Hamiltonians and are also used as performance criteria in quantum risk-sensitive filtering and control problems for linear quantum stochastic systems. We employ a Lie-algebraic correspondence between complex symplectic matrices and quadratic-exponential functions of system variables of a quantum harmonic oscillator. The complex symplectic factorizations are used together with a parametric randomization of the quasi-characteristic or moment-generating functions according to an auxiliary classical Gaussian distribution. This reduces the QEF to an exponential moment of a quadratic form of classical Gaussian random variables with a complex symmetric matrix and is applicable to recursive computation of such moments.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 1950020 |

Journal | Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics |

Volume | 22 |

Issue number | 3 |

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Publication status | Published - 1 Sept 2019 |