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Language | English |
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Article number | 235301 |

Number of pages | 52 |

Journal | Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical |

Volume | 49 |

Issue number | 23 |

Early online date | 5 May 2016 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 10 Jun 2016 |

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### Keywords

- quantum discord
- geometric measures of quantum correlations
- distances on the set of quantum states

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*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical*,

*49*(23), [235301]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/49/23/235301

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*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical*, vol. 49, no. 23, 235301. https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/49/23/235301

**Geometric measures of quantum correlations : characterization, quantification, and comparison by distances and operations.** / Roga, W; Spehner, D; Illuminati, F.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Geometric measures of quantum correlations

T2 - Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

AU - Roga, W

AU - Spehner, D

AU - Illuminati, F

PY - 2016/6/10

Y1 - 2016/6/10

N2 - We investigate and compare three distinguished geometric measures of bipartite quantum correlations that have been recently introduced in the literature: the geometric discord, the measurement-induced geometric discord, and the discord of response, each one defined according to three contractive distances on the set of quantum states, namely the trace, Bures, and Hellinger distances. We establish a set of exact algebraic relations and inequalities between the different measures. In particular, we show that the geometric discord and the discord of response based on the Hellinger distance are easy to compute analytically for all quantum states whenever the reference subsystem is a qubit. These two measures thus provide the first instance of discords that are simultaneously fully computable, reliable (since they satisfy all the basic Axioms that must be obeyed by a proper measure of quantum correlations), and operationally viable (in terms of state distinguishability). We apply the general mathematical structure to determine the closest classical-quantum state of a given state and the maximally quantum-correlated states at fixed global state purity according to the different distances, as well as a necessary condition for a channel to be quantumness breaking.

AB - We investigate and compare three distinguished geometric measures of bipartite quantum correlations that have been recently introduced in the literature: the geometric discord, the measurement-induced geometric discord, and the discord of response, each one defined according to three contractive distances on the set of quantum states, namely the trace, Bures, and Hellinger distances. We establish a set of exact algebraic relations and inequalities between the different measures. In particular, we show that the geometric discord and the discord of response based on the Hellinger distance are easy to compute analytically for all quantum states whenever the reference subsystem is a qubit. These two measures thus provide the first instance of discords that are simultaneously fully computable, reliable (since they satisfy all the basic Axioms that must be obeyed by a proper measure of quantum correlations), and operationally viable (in terms of state distinguishability). We apply the general mathematical structure to determine the closest classical-quantum state of a given state and the maximally quantum-correlated states at fixed global state purity according to the different distances, as well as a necessary condition for a channel to be quantumness breaking.

KW - quantum discord

KW - geometric measures of quantum correlations

KW - distances on the set of quantum states

U2 - 10.1088/1751-8113/49/23/235301

DO - 10.1088/1751-8113/49/23/235301

M3 - Article

VL - 49

JO - Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

JF - Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

SN - 0305-4470

IS - 23

M1 - 235301

ER -