Dephasing-covariant operations enable asymptotic reversibility of quantum resources

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We study the power of dephasing-covariant operations in the resource theories of coherence and entanglement. These are quantum operations whose actions commute with a projective measurement. In the resource theory of coherence, we find that any two states are asymptotically interconvertible under dephasing-covariant operations. This provides a rare example of a resource theory in which asymptotic reversibility can be attained without needing the maximal set of resource nongenerating operations. When extended to the resource theory of entanglement, the resultant operations share similarities with local operations and classical communication, such as prohibiting the increase of all Rényi α-entropies of entanglement under pure-state transformations. However, we show these operations are still strong enough to enable asymptotic reversibility between any two maximally correlated mixed states, even in the multipartite setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number050301
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 17 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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