7 May 2015 Restoring broken entanglement by separable correlations
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We consider two bosonic Gaussian channels whose thermal noise is strong enough to break bipartite entanglement. In this scenario, we discuss how the presence of separable correlations between the two channels is able to restore the broken entanglement. This reactivation occurs not only in a scheme of direct distribution, where a third party (Charlie) broadcasts entangled states to remote parties (Alice and Bob), but also in a configuration of indirect distribution which is based on entanglement swapping. In both schemes, the amount of entanglement remotely activated can be large enough to be distilled by one-way distillation protocols.
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Gaetana Spedalieri, Gaetana Spedalieri, Stefano Pirandola, Stefano Pirandola, } "Restoring broken entanglement by separable correlations", Proc. SPIE 9505, Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Transfer and Processing 2015, 95050B (7 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2183071; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2183071
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