Steering bound entangled states: A counterexample to the stronger peres conjecture

Tobias Moroder, Oleg Gittsovich, Marcus Huber, Otfried Gühne

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Quantum correlations are at the heart of many applications in quantum information science and, at the same time, they form the basis for discussions about genuine quantum effects and their difference to classical physics. On one hand, entanglement theory provides the tools to quantify correlations in information processing and many results have been obtained to discriminate useful entanglement, which can be distilled to a pure form, from bound entanglement, being of limited use in many applications. On the other hand, for discriminating quantum phenomena from their classical counterparts, Schrödinger and Bell introduced the notions of steering and local hidden variable models. We provide a method to generate systematically bound entangled quantum states which can still be used for steering and, therefore, to rule out local hidden state models. This sheds light on the relations between the various views on quantum correlations and disproves a widespread conjecture known as the stronger Peres conjecture. For practical applications, it implies that even the weakest form of entanglement can be certified in a semidevice independent way. © 2014 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number050404
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014


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