Degradable quantum channels are an important class of completely positive trace-preserving maps. Among other properties, they offer a single-letter formula for the quantum and the private classical capacity and are characterized by the fact that a complementary channel can be obtained from the channel by applying a degrading channel. In this paper, we introduce the concept of approximate degradable channels, which satisfy this condition up to some finite epsilon {\textgreater}= 0. That is, there exists a degrading channel which upon composition with the channel is e-close in the diamond norm to the complementary channel. We show that for any fixed channel the smallest such e can be efficiently determined via a semidefinite program. Moreover, these approximate degradable channels also approximately inherit all other properties of degradable channels. As an application, we derive improved upper bounds to the quantum and private classical capacity for certain channels of interest in quantum communication.

VL - 63 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Decoupling with random diagonal unitaries JF - Quantum Y1 - 2017 A1 - Nakata, Yoshifumi A1 - Hirche, Christoph A1 - Morgan, Ciara A1 - Winter, Andreas AB - Yoshifumi Nakata, Christoph Hirche, Ciara Morgan, and Andreas Winter, Quantum 1, 18 (2017). https://doi.org/10.22331/q-2017-07-21-18 We investigate decoupling, one of the most important primitives in quantum Shannon theory, by replacing the uniformly distributed random unitaries commonly used to achieve the protocol, with… VL - 1 UR - https://quantum-journal.org/papers/q-2017-07-21-18/ ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Efficient Quantum Pseudorandomness with Nearly Time-Independent Hamiltonian Dynamics JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW X Y1 - 2017 A1 - Nakata, Yoshifumi A1 - Hirche, Christoph A1 - Koashi, Masato A1 - Winter, Andreas AB -Quantum randomness is an essential key to understanding the dynamics of complex many-body systems and also a powerful tool for quantum engineering. However, exact realizations of quantum randomness take an extremely long time and are infeasible in many-body systems, leading to the notion of quantum pseudorandomness, also known as unitary designs. Here, to explore microscopic dynamics of generating quantum pseudorandomness in many-body systems, we provide new efficient constructions of unitary designs and propose a design Hamiltonian, a random Hamiltonian of which dynamics always forms a unitary design after a threshold time. The new constructions are based on the alternate applications of random potentials in the generalized position and momentum spaces, and we provide explicit quantum circuits generating quantum pseudorandomness significantly more efficient than previous ones. We then provide a design Hamiltonian in disordered systems with periodically changing spin-glass-type interactions. The design Hamiltonian generates quantum pseudorandomness in a constant time even in the system composed of a large number of spins. We also point out the close relationship between the design Hamiltonian and quantum chaos.

VL - 7 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Equilibration Time Scales of Physically Relevant Observables JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW X Y1 - 2017 A1 - Garcia-Pintos, Luis Pedro A1 - Linden, Noah A1 - Malabarba, Artur S. L. A1 - Short, Anthony J. A1 - Winter, Andreas AB -We address the problem of understanding, from first principles, the conditions under which a quantum system equilibrates rapidly with respect to a concrete observable. On the one hand, previously known general upper bounds on the time scales of equilibration were unrealistically long, with times scaling linearly with the dimension of the Hilbert space. These bounds proved to be tight since particular constructions of observables scaling in this way were found. On the other hand, the computed equilibration time scales for certain classes of typical measurements, or under the evolution of typical Hamiltonians, are unrealistically short. However, most physically relevant situations fall outside these two classes. In this paper, we provide a new upper bound on the equilibration time scales which, under some physically reasonable conditions, give much more realistic results than previously known. In particular, we apply this result to the paradigmatic case of a system interacting with a thermal bath, where we obtain an upper bound for the equilibration time scale independent of the size of the bath. In this way, we find general conditions that single out observables with realistic equilibration times within a physically relevant setup.

VL - 7 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Erratum: Resource theory of coherence: Beyond states [Phys. Rev. ASocial media platforms make tremendous amounts of data available. Often times, the same information is behind multiple different available data sets. This lends growing importance to latent variable models that try to learn the hidden information from the available imperfect versions. For example, social media platforms can contain an abundance of pictures of the same person, yet all of which are taken from different perspectives. In a simplified scenario, one may consider pictures taken from the same perspective, which are distorted by noise. This latter application allows for a rigorous mathematical treatment, which is the content of this contribution. We apply a recently developed method of dependent component analysis to image denoising when multiple distorted copies of one and the same image are available, each being corrupted by a different and unknown noise process. In a simplified scenario, one may assume such a distorted image to be corrupted by noise that acts independently on each pixel. We answer completely the question of how to perform optimal denoising, when at least three distorted copies are available: First we define optimality of an algorithm in the presented scenario, and then we describe an aymptotically optimal universal discrete denoising algorithm (UDDA).

JF - 2017 {INTERNATIONAL} {SYMPOSIUM} {ON} {WIRELESS} {COMMUNICATION} {SYSTEMS} ({ISWCS}) T3 - International {Symposium} on {Wireless} {Communication} {Systems} SN - 978-1-5386-2913-0 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Interferometric visibility and coherence JF - PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES Y1 - 2017 A1 - Biswas, Tanmoy A1 - Garcia Diaz, Maria A1 - Winter, Andreas AB - Recently, the basic concept of quantum coherence (or superposition) has gained a lot of renewed attention, after Baumgratz et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 140401. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.140401)), following Aberg (http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0612146), have proposed a resource theoretic approach to quantify it. This has resulted in a large number of papers and preprints exploring various coherence monotones, and debating possible forms for the resource theory. Here, we take the view that the operational foundation of coherence in a state, be it quantum or otherwise wave mechanical, lies in the observation of interference effects. Our approach here is to consider an idealized multi-path interferometer, with a suitable detector, in such a way that the visibility of the interference pattern provides a quantitative expression of the amount of coherence in a given probe state. We present a general framework of deriving coherence measures from visibility, and demonstrate it by analysing several concrete visibility parameters, recovering some known coherence measures and obtaining some new ones. VL - 473 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Logarithmic coherence: Operational interpretation of l(1)-norm coherence JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW A Y1 - 2017 A1 - Rana, Swapan A1 - Parashar, Preeti A1 - Winter, Andreas A1 - Lewenstein, Maciej AB -We show that the distillable coherence-which is equal to the relative entropy of coherence-is, up to a constant factor, always bounded by the l(1)-norm measure of coherence (defined as the sum of absolute values of off diagonals). Thus the latter plays a similar role as logarithmic negativity plays in entanglement theory and this is the best operational interpretation from a resource-theoretic viewpoint. Consequently the two measures are intimately connected to another operational measure, the robustness of coherence. We find also relationships between these measures, which are tight for general states, and the tightest possible for pure and qubit states. For a given robustness, we construct a state having minimum distillable coherence.

VL - 96 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Non-{Gaussian} operations on bosonic modes of light: {Photon}-added {Gaussian} channels JF - Physical Review A Y1 - 2017 A1 - Sabapathy, Krishna Kumar A1 - Winter, Andreas AB - We present a framework for studying bosonic non-Gaussian channels of continuous-variable systems. Our emphasis is on a class of channels that we call photon-added Gaussian channels, which are experimentally viable with current quantum-optical technologies. A strong motivation for considering these channels is the fact that it is compulsory to go beyond the Gaussian domain for numerous tasks in continuous-variable quantum information processing such as entanglement distillation from Gaussian states and universal quantum computation. The single-mode photon-added channels we consider are obtained by using two-mode beam splitters and squeezing operators with photon addition applied to the ancilla ports giving rise to families of non-Gaussian channels. For each such channel, we derive its operator-sum representation, indispensable in the present context. We observe that these channels are Fock preserving (coherence nongenerating). We then report two examples of activation using our scheme of photon addition, that of quantum-optical nonclassicality at outputs of channels that would otherwise output only classical states and of both the quantum and private communication capacities, hinting at far-reaching applications for quantum-optical communication. Further, we see that noisy Gaussian channels can be expressed as a convex mixture of these non-Gaussian channels. We also present other physical and information-theoretic properties of these channels. VL - 95 UR - https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.95.062309 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Resource theory of coherence: Beyon} states JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW A Y1 - 2017 A1 - Ben Dana, Khaled A1 - Garcia Diaz, Maria A1 - Mejatty, Mohamed A1 - Winter, Andreas AB -We generalize the recently proposed resource theory of coherence (or superposition) [T. Baumgratz et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 140401 (2014); A. Winter and D. Yang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 120404 ( 2016)] to the setting where not just the free (”incoherent”) resources, but also the manipulated objects, are quantum operations rather than states. In particular, we discuss an information theoretic notion of the coherence capacity of a quantum channel and prove a single-letter formula for it in the case of unitaries. Then we move to the coherence cost of simulating a channel and prove achievability results for unitaries and general channels acting on a d-dimensional system; we show that a maximally coherent state of rank d is always sufficient as a resource if incoherent operations are allowed, and one of rank d(2) for “strictly incoherent” operations. We also show lower bounds on the simulation cost of channels that allow us to conclude that there exists bound coherence in operations, i.e., maps with nonzero cost of implementing them but zero coherence capacity; this is in contrast to states, which do not exhibit bound coherence.

VL - 95 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Unitary 2-designs from random X- and Z-diagonal unitaries JF - JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Y1 - 2017 A1 - Nakata, Yoshifumi A1 - Hirche, Christoph A1 - Morgan, Ciara A1 - Winter, Andreas AB -Unitary 2-designs are random unitaries simulating up to the second order statistical moments of the uniformly distributed random unitaries, often referred to as Haar random unitaries. They are used in a wide variety of theoretical and practical quantum information protocols and also have been used to model the dynamics in complex quantum many-body systems. Here, we show that unitary 2-designs can be approximately implemented by alternately repeating random unitaries diagonal in the Pauli-Z basis and Pauli-X basis. We also provide a converse about the number of repetitions needed to achieve unitary 2-designs. These results imply that the process after l repetitions achieves a Theta(d(-l))-approximate unitary 2-design. Based on the construction, we further provide quantum circuits that efficiently implement approximate unitary 2-designs. Although a more efficient implementation of unitary 2-designs is known, our quantum circuit has its own merit that it is divided into a constant number of commuting parts, which enables us to apply all commuting gates simultaneously and leads to a possible reduction of an actual execution time. We finally interpret the result in terms of the dynamics generated by time-dependent Hamiltonians and provide for the first time a random disordered time-dependent Hamiltonian that generates a unitary 2-design after switching interactions only a few times. Published by AIP Publishing.

VL - 58 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Estimating quantum chromatic numbers JF - Journal of Functional Analysis Y1 - 2016 A1 - Paulsen, Vern I. A1 - Severini, Simone A1 - Stahlke, Daniel A1 - Todorov, Ivan G. A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 270 IS - 6 JO - Journal of Functional Analysis ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Microcanonical and resource-theoretic derivations of the thermal state of a quantum system with noncommuting charges JF - Nature Communications Y1 - 2016 A1 - Yunger Halpern, Nicole A1 - Faist, Philippe A1 - Oppenheim, Jonathan A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 77 UR - http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/ncomms12051 JO - Nat Comms ER - TY - JOUR T1 - No-Signalling-Assisted Zero-Error Capacity of Quantum Channels and an Information Theoretic Interpretation of the Lovász Number JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2016 A1 - Duan, Runyao A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 62 IS - 2 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Operational Resource Theory of Coherence JF - Physical Review Letters Y1 - 2016 A1 - Winter, Andreas A1 - Dong Yang VL - 116 IS - 12 JO - Phys. Rev. Lett. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Potential Capacities of Quantum Channels JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2016 A1 - Winter, Andreas A1 - Dong Yang VL - 62 IS - 3 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The Private and Public Correlation Cost of Three Random Variables With Collaboration JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2016 A1 - Eric Chitambar A1 - Hsieh, Min-Hsiu A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 62 IS - 4 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quantum Channel Capacities With Passive Environment Assistance JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2016 A1 - Karumanchi, Siddharth A1 - Mancini, Stefano A1 - Winter, Andreas A1 - Dong Yang VL - 62 IS - 4 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quantum learning of classical stochastic processes: The completely positive realization problem JF - Journal of Mathematical Physics Y1 - 2016 A1 - Monràs, Alex A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 57 IS - 1 JO - J. Math. Phys. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Schur Complement Inequalities for Covariance Matrices and Monogamy of Quantum Correlations JF - Physical Review Letters Y1 - 2016 A1 - Lami, Ludovico A1 - Hirche, Christoph A1 - Adesso, Gerardo A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 117 UR - http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.220502http://harvest.aps.org/v2/journals/articles/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.220502/fulltexthttp://link.aps.org/article/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.220502 JO - Phys. Rev. Lett. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Should Entanglement Measures be Monogamous or Faithful? JF - Physical Review Letters Y1 - 2016 A1 - Lancien, Cécilia A1 - Di Martino, Sara A1 - Huber, Marcus A1 - Piani, Marco A1 - Adesso, Gerardo A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 117 IS - 6 JO - Phys. Rev. Lett. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Tight Uniform Continuity Bounds for Quantum Entropies: Conditional Entropy, Relative Entropy Distance and Energy Constraints JF - Communications in Mathematical Physics Y1 - 2016 A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 347 UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.07775 JO - Commun. Math. Phys. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Weak Locking Capacity of Quantum Channels Can be Much Larger Than Private Capacity JF - Journal of Cryptology Y1 - 2016 A1 - Winter, Andreas UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.6361 JO - J Cryptol ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Witnessing entanglement by proxy JF - New Journal of Physics Y1 - 2016 A1 - Bäuml, Stefan A1 - Bruß, Dagmar A1 - Huber, Marcus A1 - Kampermann, Hermann A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 18 IS - 1 JO - New J. Phys. ER - TY - ICOMM T1 - Decoupling with random diagonal-unitary matrices Y1 - 2015 A1 - Yoshifumi Nakata A1 - Christoph Hirche A1 - Ciara Morgan A1 - Winter, Andreas UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.05155 ER - TY - ICOMM T1 - Implementing unitary 2-designs using random diagonal-unitary matrices Y1 - 2015 A1 - Yoshifumi Nakata A1 - Christoph Hirche A1 - Ciara Morgan A1 - Winter, Andreas UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.07514 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Limitations on quantum key repeaters JF - Nature Communications Y1 - 2015 A1 - Bäuml, Stefan A1 - Christandl, Matthias A1 - Horodecki, Karol A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 6 JO - Nat Comms ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Strong Converse for the Classical Capacity of Optical Quantum Communication Channels JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2015 A1 - Bardhan, Bhaskar Roy A1 - Garcia-Patron, Raul A1 - Wilde, Mark M. A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 61 IS - 4 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Bounds on entanglement assisted source-channel coding via the Lovasz theta number and its variants JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2014 A1 - Toby S. Cubitt A1 - Laura Mancinska A1 - David Roberson A1 - Stahlke, Daniel A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 60 ER - TY - Generic T1 - Constant compositions in the sphere packing bound for classical-quantum channels T2 - 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) Y1 - 2014 A1 - Dalai, Marco A1 - Winter, Andreas JF - 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) PB - IEEE CY - Honolulu, HI, USA ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About LOCC (But Were Afraid to Ask) JF - Communications in Mathematical Physics Y1 - 2014 A1 - Eric Chitambar A1 - Debbie Leung A1 - Mančinska, Laura A1 - Maris Ozols A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 328 IS - 1 JO - Commun. Math. Phys. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Full Security of Quantum Key Distribution From No-Signaling Constraints JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2014 A1 - Masanes, Lluis A1 - Renner, Renato A1 - Christandl, Matthias A1 - Winter, Andreas A1 - Barrett, Jonathan VL - 60 IS - 8 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Graph-Theoretic Approach to Quantum Correlations JF - Physical Review Letters Y1 - 2014 A1 - Cabello, Adán A1 - Severini, Simone A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 112 IS - 4 JO - Phys. Rev. Lett. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Inequalities for the ranks of multipartite quantum states JF - Linear Algebra and its Applications Y1 - 2014 A1 - Josh Cadney A1 - Huber, Marcus A1 - Noah Linden A1 - Winter, Andreas AB - We investigate relations between the ranks of marginals of multipartite quantum states. These are the Schmidt ranks across all possible bipartitions and constitute a natural quantification of multipartite entanglement dimensionality. We show that there exist inequalities constraining the possible distribution of ranks. This is analogous to the case of von Neumann entropy (\alpha-R\'enyi entropy for \alpha=1), where nontrivial inequalities constraining the distribution of entropies (such as e.g. strong subadditivity) are known. It was also recently discovered that all other \alpha-R\'enyi entropies for α∈(0,1)∪(1,∞) satisfy only one trivial linear inequality (non-negativity) and the distribution of entropies for α∈(0,1) is completely unconstrained beyond non-negativity. Our result resolves an important open question by showing that also the case of \alpha=0 (logarithm of the rank) is restricted by nontrivial linear relations and thus the cases of von Neumann entropy (i.e., \alpha=1) and 0-R\'enyi entropy are exceptionally interesting measures of entanglement in the multipartite setting. VL - 452 JO - Linear Algebra and its Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - ‘Pretty strong’ converse for the quantum capacity of degradable channels JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2014 A1 - Ciara Morgan A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 60 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - The Quantum Reverse Shannon Theorem and Resource Tradeoffs for Simulating Quantum Channels JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2014 A1 - Bennett, Charles H. A1 - Devetak, Igor A1 - Harrow, Aram W. A1 - Shor, Peter W. A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 60 IS - 5 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Relative Entropy and Squashed Entanglement JF - Communications in Mathematical Physics Y1 - 2014 A1 - Ke Li A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 326 IS - 1 JO - Commun. Math. Phys. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Strong Converse for the Classical Capacity of Entanglement-Breaking and Hadamard Channels via a Sandwiched Rényi Relative Entropy JF - Communications in Mathematical Physics Y1 - 2014 A1 - Wilde, Mark M. A1 - Winter, Andreas A1 - Dong Yang VL - 331 IS - 2 JO - Commun. Math. Phys. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Strong converse for the classical capacity of the pure-loss bosonic channel JF - Problems of Information Transmission Y1 - 2014 A1 - Wilde, Mark M. A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 50 IS - 2 JO - Probl Inf Transm ER - TY - Generic T1 - Strong Converse for the Quantum Capacity of the Erasure Channel for Almost All Codes T2 - 9th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2014) Y1 - 2014 A1 - Wilde, Mark M. A1 - Winter, Andreas ED - Steve T Flammia ED - Harrow, Aram W. JF - 9th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2014) PB - LIPICS CY - Singapore VL - 27 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - What does an experimental test of quantum contextuality prove or disprove? JF - Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Y1 - 2014 A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 47 IS - 42 JO - J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Distinguishing Multi-Partite States by Local Measurements JF - Communications in Mathematical Physics Y1 - 2013 A1 - Lancien, Cécilia A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 323 IS - 2 JO - Commun. Math. Phys. ER - TY - CHAP T1 - Identification via Quantum Channels T2 - Information Theory, Combinatorics, and Search Theory: In Memory of Rudolf Ahlswede Y1 - 2013 A1 - Winter, Andreas ED - Aydinian, Harout ED - Cicalese, Ferdinando ED - Deppe, Christian JF - Information Theory, Combinatorics, and Search Theory: In Memory of Rudolf Ahlswede T3 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science PB - Springer Berlin Heidelberg CY - Berlin, Heidelberg VL - LNCS 7777 SN - 978-3-642-36899-8 ER - TY - Generic T1 - The Quantum Entropy Cone of Stabiliser States T2 - 8th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2013) Y1 - 2013 A1 - Noah Linden A1 - Frantisek Matus A1 - Mary Beth Ruskai A1 - Winter, Andreas ED - Severini, Simone ED - Fernando Brandao JF - 8th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC 2013) T3 - LIPICS CY - Guelph, ON VL - 22 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quantum Rate-Distortion Coding With Auxiliary Resources JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2013 A1 - Wilde, Mark M. A1 - Datta, Nilanjana A1 - Hsieh, Min-Hsiu A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 59 IS - 10 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quantum State Cloning Using Deutschian Closed Timelike Curves JF - Physical Review Letters Y1 - 2013 A1 - Brun, Todd A. A1 - Wilde, Mark M. A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 111 IS - 19 JO - Phys. Rev. Lett. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quantum-to-classical rate distortion coding JF - Journal of Mathematical Physics Y1 - 2013 A1 - Datta, Nilanjana A1 - Hsieh, Min-Hsiu A1 - Wilde, Mark M. A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 54 IS - 4 JO - J. Math. Phys. ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Zero-Error Communication via Quantum Channels, Noncommutative Graphs, and a Quantum Lovász Number JF - IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Y1 - 2013 A1 - Duan, Runyao A1 - Severini, Simone A1 - Winter, Andreas VL - 59 IS - 2 JO - IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory ER - TY - JOUR T1 - All Nonclassical Correlations Can Be Activated into Distillable Entanglement JF - Phys. Rev. Lett. Y1 - 2011 A1 - Piani, Marco A1 - Gharibian, Sevag A1 - Adesso, Gerardo A1 - Calsamiglia, John A1 - Horodecki, Paweł A1 - Winter, Andreas PB - American Physical Society VL - 106 UR - http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v106/i22/e220403 ER - TY - CONF T1 - {Fully Quantum Arbitrarily Varying Channels: Random Coding Capacity and Capacity Dichotomy} T2 - {2018 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION THEORY (ISIT)} Y1 - 0 A1 - Boche, Holger A1 - Deppe, Christian A1 - Noetzel, Janis A1 - Winter, Andreas AB - {We consider a model of communication via a fully quantum jammer channel with quantum jammer, quantum sender and quantum receiver, which we dub quantum arbitrarily varying channel (QAVC). Restricting to finite dimensional user and jammer systems, we show, using permutation symmetry and a de Finetti reduction, how the random coding capacity (classical and quantum) of the QAVC is reduced to the capacity of a naturally associated compound channel, which is obtained by restricting the jammer to i.i.d. input states. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the shared randomness required is at most logarithmic in the block length, via a quantum version of the ``elimination of of correlation{''} using a random matrix tail bound. This implies a dichotomy theorem: either the classical capacity of the QAVC is zero, and then also the quantum capacity is zero, or each capacity equals its random coding variant.} JF - {2018 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION THEORY (ISIT)} T3 - {IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory} PB - {IEEE; IEEE Informat Theory Soc; NSF; Huawei; Qualcomm} SN - {978-1-5386-4781-3} N1 - {IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Vail, CO, JUN 17-22, 2018} ER - TY - JOUR T1 - {Generalized laws of thermodynamics in the presence of correlations} JF - {NATURE COMMUNICATIONS} Y1 - 0 A1 - Bera, Manabendra N. A1 - Riera, Arnau A1 - Lewenstein, Maciej A1 - Winter, Andreas AB - {The laws of thermodynamics, despite their wide range of applicability, are known to break down when systems are correlated with their environments. Here we generalize thermodynamics to physical scenarios which allow presence of correlations, including those where strong correlations are present. We exploit the connection between information and physics, and introduce a consistent redefinition of heat dissipation by systematically accounting for the information flow from system to bath in terms of the conditional entropy. As a consequence, the formula for the Helmholtz free energy is accordingly modified. Such a remedy not only fixes the apparent violations of Landauer's erasure principle and the second law due to anomalous heat flows, but also leads to a generally valid reformulation of the laws of thermodynamics. In this information-theoretic approach, correlations between system and environment store work potential. Thus, in this view, the apparent anomalous heat flows are the refrigeration processes driven by such potentials.} VL - {8} ER - TY - JOUR T1 - {Quantum reference frames and their applications to thermodynamics} JF - {PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES} Y1 - 0 A1 - Popescu, Sandu A1 - Belen Sainz, Ana A1 - Short, Anthony J. A1 - Winter, Andreas AB -{We construct a quantum reference frame, which can be used to approximately implement arbitrary unitary transformations on a system in the presence of any number of extensive conserved quantities, by absorbing any back action provided by the conservation laws. Thus, the reference frame at the same time acts as a battery for the conserved quantities. Our construction features a physically intuitive, clear and implementation-friendly realization. Indeed, the reference system is composed of the same types of subsystems as the original system and is finite for any desired accuracy. In addition, the interaction with the reference frame can be broken down into two-body terms coupling the system to one of the reference frame subsystems at a time. We apply this construction to quantum thermodynamic set-ups with multiple, possibly non-commuting conserved quantities, which allows for the definition of explicit batteries in such cases. This article is part of a discussion meeting issue `Foundations of quantum mechanics and their impact on contemporary society'.}

VL - {376} ER - TY - CONF T1 - {Secure and Robust Identification via Classical-Quantum Channels} T2 - {2018 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION THEORY (ISIT)} Y1 - 0 A1 - Boche, Holger A1 - Deppe, Christian A1 - Winter, Andreas AB - {We study the identification capacity of classical-quantum channels ({''}cq-channels{''}), under channel uncertainty and privacy constraints. To be precise, we consider first compound memoryless cq-channels and determine their identification capacity; then we add an eavesdropper, considering compound memoryless wiretap cqq-channels, and determine their secret identification capacity. In the first case (without privacy), we find the identification capacity always equal to the transmission capacity. In the second case, we find a dichotomy: either the secrecy capacity (also known as private capacity) of the channel is zero, and then also the secrecy identification capacity is zero, or the secrecy capacity is positive and then the secrecy identification capacity equals the transmission capacity of the main channel without the wiretapper. We perform the same analysis for the case of arbitrarily varying wiretap cqq-channels (cqq-AVWC), with analogous findings, and make several observations regarding the continuity and super-additivity of the identification capacity in the latter case.} JF - {2018 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION THEORY (ISIT)} T3 - {IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory} PB - {IEEE; IEEE Informat Theory Soc; NSF; Huawei; Qualcomm} SN - {978-1-5386-4781-3} N1 - {IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Vail, CO, JUN 17-22, 2018} ER -