Does an analog of the Solovay-Kitaev theorem exist for quantum operations, a generalization of quantum gates that also includes all completely positive maps?

  • $\begingroup$ To me, "quantum operations" refers to general completely positive maps. In this setting, I don't know of any such result, which doesn't mean it doesn't exist. If you don't want the full generality of completely positive maps, you should specify $\endgroup$
    – Martin
    Jun 16, 2014 at 9:24
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I am referring to completely positive maps. Thank you for clarifying, will edit. $\endgroup$
    – ruadath
    Jun 16, 2014 at 12:39


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