Demonstration of robust one-way EPR steering with polarization entangled photons

Presenting Author: Ivy Chen, Harvey Mudd College
Contributing Author(s): Ava Sherry, Helen Chaffee, Nick Koskelo, Lorenzo Calvano,Theresa Lynn

EPR steering is a signature of a class of two-qubit states for which one party, who holds one qubit of the pair, can prove to the possessor of the other qubit that their states are entangled. The protocol requires many copies of the two-qubit state, and involves the first party demonstrating that their measurement choices and results alter the one-qubit state held by the second party, thus “steering” the second party’s state. EPR steerable states form a strict superset of Bell nonlocal states, since they include states with too little entanglement to be Bell nonlocal. Surprisingly, given the mutual nature of bipartite entanglement, certain two-qubit states are actually one-way steerable, with Alice being able to “steer” Bob, but not vice versa. For a large set of mixed states, we show experimental results for one-way EPR steering by certifying that no local hidden state model can produce the measured correlations across multiple bases. EPR steering, both mutual and one-way, could be useful as a signature of partial entanglement in a variety of quantum communication or distributed quantum computing schemes. One-way steering has the potential for further application in communication protocols where the level of trust is asymmetric between the parties.

(Session 5 : Saturday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm)


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