Measurement-device-independent entanglement and randomness estimation in quantum networks

Ivan Supic, Paul Skrzypczyk, Daniel Cavalcanti

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Detection of entanglement in quantum networks consisting of many parties is one of the important steps towards building quantum communication and computation networks. We consider a scenario where the measurement devices used for this certification are uncharacterised. In this case, it is well known that by using quantum states as inputs for the measurement devices it is possible to detect any entangled state (a situation known as measurement device-independent entanglement witnessing). Here we go beyond entanglement detection and provide methods to estimate the amount of entanglement in a quantum network. We also consider the task of randomness certification and show that randomness can be certified in a variety of cases, including single-partite experiments or setups using only separable states.
Original languageEnglish
Article number042340
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
Early online date26 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Structured keywords

  • QITG
  • Bristol Quantum Information Institute


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