A channel-based framework for steering, non-locality and beyond

Hoban, Matty J. and Sainz, Ana Belén. 2018. A channel-based framework for steering, non-locality and beyond. New Journal of Physics, 20(053048), ISSN 1367-2630 [Article]

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Non-locality and steering are both non-classical phenomena witnessed in nature as a result of quantum entanglement. It is now well-established that one can study non-locality independently of the formalism of quantum mechanics, in the so-called device-independent framework. With regards to steering, although one cannot study it completely independently of the quantum formalism, 'post-quantum steering' has been described, which is steering that cannot be reproduced by measurements on entangled states but does not lead to superluminal signalling. In this work we present a framework based on the study of quantum channels in which one can study steering (and non-locality) in quantum theory and beyond. In this framework, we show that kinds of steering, whether quantum or post-quantum, are directly related to particular families of quantum channels that have been previously introduced by Beckman et al (2001 Phys. Rev. A 64 052309). Utilizing this connection we also demonstrate new analytical examples of post-quantum steering, give a quantum channel interpretation of almost quantum non-locality and steering, easily recover and generalize the celebrated Gisin–Hughston–Jozsa–Wootters theorem, and initiate the study of post-quantum Buscemi non-locality and non-classical teleportation. In this way, we see post-quantum non-locality and steering as just two aspects of a more general phenomenon.

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quantum non-locality, EPR steering, quantum channels

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17 April 2018Accepted
18 May 2018Published

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24 Sep 2019 08:19

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09 Jun 2021 16:32

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