Section: New Results
Measuring nonclassicality of bosonic field quantum state
S. De Bièvre and his collaborators introduced a new distance-based measure for the nonclassicality of the states of a bosonic field, which outperforms the existing such measures in several ways . They defined for that purpose the operator ordering sensitivity of the state which evaluates the sensitivity to operator ordering of the Renyi entropy of its quasi-probabilities and which measures the oscillations in its Wigner function. Through a sharp control on the operator ordering sensitivity of classical states they obtained a precise geometric image of their location in the density matrix space allowing them to introduce a distance-based measure of nonclassicality. They analyze the link between this nonclassicality measure and a recently introduced quantum macroscopicity measure, showing how the two notions are distinct.