Mutually Unbiased Bases - The Problem of Finding A Maximal Set of MUBs When d = 6

The Problem of Finding A Maximal Set of MUBs When d = 6

The smallest dimension that is not an integer power of a prime is d = 6. This is also the smallest dimension for which the number of mutually unbiased bases is not known. The methods used to determine the number of mutually unbiased bases when d is an integer power of a prime number cannot be used in this case. Searches for a set of four mutually unbiased bases when d = 6, both by using Hadamard matrices and numerical methods have been unsuccessful. The general belief is that the maximum number of mutually unbiased bases for d = 6 is .

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