Entangling capacities and the geometry of quantum operations

Jhih Yuan Kao, Chung Hsien Chou

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Quantum operations are the fundamental transformations on quantum states. In this work, we study the relation between entangling capacities of operations, geometry of operations, and positive partial transpose (PPT) states, which are an important class of states in quantum information. We show a method to calculate bounds for entangling capacity, the amount of entanglement that can be produced by a quantum operation, in terms of negativity, a measure of entanglement. The bounds of entangling capacity are found to be associated with how non-PPT (PPT preserving) an operation is. A length that quantifies both entangling capacity/entanglement and PPT-ness of an operation or state can be defined, establishing a geometry characterized by PPT-ness. The distance derived from the length bounds the relative entangling capability, endowing the geometry with more physical significance. We also demonstrate the equivalence of PPT-ness and separability for unitary operations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number15978
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1

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