Experimental device independent tests of classical and quantum dimensions
2012 (English)In: Nature Physics, ISSN 1745-2473, E-ISSN 1745-2481, Vol. 8, no 8, 592-595 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A fundamental resource in any communication and computation task is the amount of information that can be transmitted and processed. The classical information encoded in a set of states is limited by the number of distinguishable states or classical dimension d(c) of the set. The sets used in quantum communication and information processing contain states that are neither identical nor distinguishable, and the quantum dimension d(q) of the set is the dimension of the Hilbert space spanned by these states. An important challenge is to assess the (classical or quantum) dimension of a set of states in a device-independent way, that is, without referring to the internal working of the device generating the states. Here we experimentally test dimension witnesses designed to efficiently determine the minimum dimension of sets of (three or four) photonic states from the correlations originated from measurements on them, and distinguish between classical and quantum sets of states.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 8, no 8, 592-595 p.
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81728DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS2333ISI: 000307223900009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-81728DiVA: diva2:563721