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Pure steered states of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering

List of Authors: Nguyen H Chau, Luoma Kimmo


Publication year: 2017

Journal: Physical Review A

Journal name in source: PHYSICAL REVIEW A

Journal acronym: PHYS REV A

Volume number: 95

Issue number: 4

Number of pages: 7

ISSN: 2469-9926


In the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment, when Alice makes a measurement on her part of a bipartite system, Bob's part is collapsed to, or steered to, a specific ensemble. Moreover, by reading her measurement outcome, Alice can specify which state in the ensemble Bob's system is steered to and with which probability. The possible states that Alice can steer Bob's system to are called steered states. In this work, we study the subset of steered states which are pure after normalization. We illustrate that these pure steered states, if they exist, often carry interesting information about the shared bipartite state. This information content becomes particularly clear when we study the purification of the shared state. Some applications are discussed. These include a generalization of the fundamental lemma in the so-called "all-versus-nothing proof of steerability" for systems of arbitrary dimension.

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