Operational advantages provided by nonclassical teleportation

Patryk Lipka-Bartosik, Paul Skrzypczyk

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The standard benchmark for teleportation is the average fidelity of teleportation and according to this benchmark not all states are useful for teleportation. It was recently shown however that all entangled states lead to non-classical teleportation, with there being no classical scheme able to reproduce the states teleported to Bob. Here we study the operational significance of this result. On the one hand we demonstrate that every state is useful for teleportation if a generalisation of the average fidelity of teleportation is considered which concerns teleporting quantum correlations. On the other hand, we show the strength of a particular entangled state and entangled measurement for teleportation – as quantified by the robustness of teleportation – precisely characterises their ability to offer an advantage in the task of subchannel discrimination with side information. This connection allows us to prove that every entangled state outperforms all separable states when acting as a quantum memory in this discrimination task. Finally, within the context of a resource theory of teleportation, we show that the two operational tasks considered provide complete sets of monotones for two partial orders based upon the notion of teleportation simulation, one classical, and one quantum.
Original languageEnglish
Article number023029
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2020

Structured keywords

  • Bristol Quantum Information Institute
  • QITG


  • Quantum teleportation
  • Quantum nonlocality
  • Resource theories
  • Quantum entanglement


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