Extent of multiparticle quantum nonlocality

NS Jones, N Linden, S Massar

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It is well known that entangled quantum states are nonlocal: the corrrelations between local measurements carried out on these states cannot be reproduced by local hidden variable models. Svetlichny, followed by others, showed that multipartite quantum states are more nonlocal than bipartite ones in the sense that even some nonlocal classical models with (super-luminal) communication between some of the parties cannot reproduce the quantum correlations. Here we study in detail the kinds of nonlocality present in quantum states. More precisely, we enquire what kinds of classical communication patterns cannot reproduce quantum correlations. By studying the extremal points of the space of all multiparty probability distributions, in which all parties can make one of a pair of measurements each with two possible outcomes, we find a necessary condition for classical nonlocal models to reproduce the statistics of all quantum states. This condition extends and generalizes work of Svetlichny and others in which it was showed that a particular class of classical nonlocal models, the "separable" models, cannot reproduce the statistics of all multiparticle quantum states. Our condition shows that the nonlocality present in some entangled multiparticle quantum states is much stronger than previously thought. We also study the sufficiency of our condition.
Translated title of the contributionExtent of multiparticle quantum nonlocality
Original languageEnglish
Article numberArt. No. 042329
JournalPhysical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume71 (4))
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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Publisher: American Phycal Soc
Other identifier: IDS Number: 921GR


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