Stability of Logarithmic Sobolev Inequalities Under a Noncommutative Change of Measure

Marius Junge, Nicholas Laracuente, Cambyse Rouzé

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We generalize Holley–Stroock’s perturbation argument from commutative to finite dimensional quantum Markov semigroups. As a consequence, results on (complete) modified logarithmic Sobolev inequalities and logarithmic Sobolev inequalities for self-adjoint quantum Markov processes can be used to prove estimates on the exponential convergence in relative entropy of quantum Markov systems which preserve a fixed state. This leads to estimates for the decay to equilibrium for coupled systems and to estimates for mixed state preparation times using Lindblad operators. Our techniques also apply to discrete time settings, where we show that the strong data processing inequality constant of a quantum channel can be controlled by that of a corresponding unital channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number30
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • Decay estimate
  • Modified logarithmic Sobolev inequality
  • Quantum Markov semigroup
  • Relative entropy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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