Classical optical modelling of the ‘prisoner’s dilemma’ game

Patra, Sudip and Ghose, Partha (2022) Classical optical modelling of the ‘prisoner’s dilemma’ game. In: Studies in Systems, Decision and Control. Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Cham, pp. 245-260. ISBN 9783030972738

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Though there is a strong body of literature on ‘pure quantum games’ where quantum entanglement needs to be introduced in the modelling for Pareto Superior equilibria, unattainable in classical games, we demonstrate in the current paper a particular version of the game involving three strategies in which the physical setting of classical optics makes a superior strategy possible even without entanglement/nonseparability. Non-zero sum cooperation games with superior equilibria can also be designed using a new type of nonlocal classical nonseparability, the advantage of such designs being ease of implementation and robustness of entanglement, unlike fragile quantum entanglement due to decoherence. We demonstrate the foundational set up of classical optical modelling of game theory, which is conceptually different from quantum modelling, by using the basic Prisoners’ Dilemma game under full information

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Classical optical modelling (COM) | Entanglement | Joint probabilities | Non-zero-sum games | Pareto superiority | Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD)
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2022 06:22
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 06:22
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