Degradable states and one-way entanglement distillation

Felix Leditzky, Nilanjana Datta, Graeme Smith

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Abstract

We derive an upper bound on the one-way distillable entanglement of bipartite quantum states. To this end, we revisit the notion of degradable, conjugate degradable, and antidegrad-able bipartite quantum states [1]. We prove that for degradable and conjugate degradable states the one-way distillable entanglement is equal to the coherent information, and thus given by a single-letter formula. Furthermore, it is well-known that the one-way distillable entanglement of antidegradable states is zero. We use these results to derive an upper bound for arbitrary bipartite quantum states, which is based on a convex decomposition of a bipartite state into degradable and antidegradable states. This upper bound is always at least as good an upper bound as the entanglement of formation. Applying our bound to the qubit depolarizing channel, we obtain an upper bound on its quantum capacity that is strictly better than previously known bounds in the high noise regime. We also transfer the concept of approximate degradability [2] to quantum states and show that this yields another easily computable upper bound on the one-way distillable entanglement. Moreover, both methods of obtaining upper bounds on the one-way distillable entanglement can be combined into a generalized one.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1559-1562
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509040964
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2017 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 30 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2017
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Period6/25/176/30/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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