Reversibility of Local Transformations of Multiparticle Entanglement

N Linden, S Popescu, B Schumacher, M Westmoreland

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We consider the transformation of multisystem entangled states by local quantum operations and classical communication. We show that, for any reversible transformation, the relative entropy of entanglement for any two parties must remain constant. This shows, for example, that it is not possible to convert 2N three-party GHZ states into 3N singlets, even in an asymptotic sensed Thus there is true three-party non-locality (i.e. not all three part), entanglement is equivalent to two-party entanglement). Our results also allow as to make quantitative statements about concentrating multi-particle entanglement. Finally, we show that there is trite n-party entanglement for any n.
Translated title of the contributionReversibility of Local Transformations of Multiparticle Entanglement
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241 - 250
JournalQuantum Information Processing
Volume4 (3)
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

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Publisher: Springer
Other identifier: IDS number 098VA


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