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Quantum communication is a generalization of quantum cryptography. It refers to protocols and techniques for transmission of an unknown quantum state (of a quantum system) from one place to another.

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How many bits do Alice and Bob needs to compare to make sure the channel is secure in BB84?

I was trying to self-study qmc by reading the Quantum Computing A Gentle Introduction book, in section 2.4 it talks about the quantum key distribution protocol BB84. After (I thought) I understood it ...
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What is a flying qubit?

DiVincenzo criteria for quantum communication mentions flying qubits: a. The ability to interconvert stationary and flying qubits b. The ability to faithfully transmit flying qubits between specified ...
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The process for transferring qubits between locations

I understand that right now qubits are physical entities in a Quantum Computer and I am playing around on the IBM Quantum Computer as well as the Q# language and dipping my toes into the Quantum world ...
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Advances in Quantum Channel Capacity

I have been reading about the Quantum Channel Capacity and it seems to be an open problem to find such capacity in general. Quantum capacity is the highest rate at which quantum information can be ...
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How could a quantum network be constructed to handle 10,000 clients concurrently?

The C10k Problem is a classical computing problem whose name (C10k) is a numeronym for concurrently handling ten thousand connections. How could a quantum network be constructed to handle 10,000 ...
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Entanglement-assisted hashing bound for asymmetric depolarizing channels

I reading the paper EXIT-Chart Aided Quantum Code Design Improves the Normalised Throughput of Realistic Quantum Devices, which proposes the use of QTCs in order to do quantum error correction for ...
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Collective measurements: importance and realization

I am reading the paper Polar codes for classical-quantum channels by Wilde and Guha, and it is stated the fact that collective measurements are necessary in order to aciheve the Holevo symmetric ...
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Quantum communications and "knowledge" of receiving a qubit

Question from a computer scientist (not a physicist). Imagine two nodes on a quantum network. Alice sends Bob a qubit in some state of superposition over a quantum channel. Is Bob able to sense that ...
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BB84 Protocol Alice Choice to Bob

The image is taken from this link. Here Alice is using random bases to encode 0 or 1. After the process is completed, Bob has similarly polarized photons as Alice. These polarization can be any of ...
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How could a global quantum network be realized?

This article from 2017 predicts the quantum internet by 2030. What are the biggest bottlenecks in the realization of a global quantum network (ie quantum internet)?
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What is the quantum bandwidth of a planar array of noisy qubits, assuming free classical communication?

A common task to perform during quantum computation on the surface code is moving qubits from one place to another. There are standard ways to do this within the surface code, but I was wondering what ...
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Is communication possible with entanglement?

From what I gather, communication is not possible with quantum mechanics. With the experiment on teleportation, entanglement is referred to as coordination and not communication. However, my belief is ...
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Protocol for entaglement swapping

Suppose there are 3 parties, of which 2 pairs share an EPR pair and can communicate classically. What is a protocol that results in the third pair sharing an EPR pair? That is the problem I'm given, ...
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Generalising the standard quantum teleportation protocol: what are the possible unitaries?

Consider the standard quantum teleportation scheme. Let the first register hold the state $\newcommand{\ket}[1]{|#1\rangle}\ket\psi$ to be teleported, and the second register be the one shared between ...
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What is the practical interest of superdense coding?

When you enter the field of quantum communications, you run at some point into the concept of superdense coding. Basically it is a way to encode classical bits on the qubits of a quantum channel, ...
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Can superdense coding be made more efficient?

Superdense encoding allows us to transmit the information of two classical bits using a single qubit with a pre-shared Bell state qubit pair. We can duplicate the construct to transmit $2n$ classical ...
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Quantum teleportation and the reality of quantum states

This question is perhaps philosophical but it's been confusing me. Suppose Alice is teleporting some qubit state $|\phi\rangle$ to Bob via the quantum teleportation protocol. After Alice applies the ...
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Understanding the idea of "local hidden state model"

In Cavalcanti and Skrzypczyk (2017), section IIA, pag. 3, while introducing the idea of quantum steering, the authors introduce the idea of Local Hidden State model as following (emphasis mine): A ...
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Why do quantum networks matter?

I'm very new to quantum computing, sorry if this is a dumb question. I was reading in some lecture notes I found online that a quantum network could be created by using teleportation multiple times to ...
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Real-life examples of classical-quantum channels

In quantum information theory, classical-quantum channels are considered to be channels whose input is the realizations $x\in\mathcal{X}$ of a classical random variable to a quantum state $\rho_x^B$, ...
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Quantum teleportation: second classical bit for removing entanglement?

I have read about how Alice can send Bob a qubit $\alpha |0\rangle + \beta|1\rangle$ if they share an EPR pair. This gives an initial state: $(\alpha |0\rangle + \beta|1\rangle) \otimes (\frac{1}{\...
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How to prove that $\frac{| x_0 \rangle + | x_1 \rangle}{\sqrt{2}}$ hides one of $x_0$ or $x_1$?

I create a quantum state $| \psi \rangle = \frac{| x_0 \rangle + | x_1 \rangle}{\sqrt{2}}$ for a randomly chosen $x_0,x_1$ of 50 bits. I give this quantum state $|\psi \rangle$ to you and you return ...
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How to test with the "Quantum Internet"?

I want to test some ideas using the quantum internet. I know that is not widely available now. Can it be simulated? Are there any simulation systems which allow - Entanglement Testing states ...
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Proof of the no-communication theorem

Let $A, B$ be (finite-dimensional) Hilbert spaces, and $\rho$ some mixed state of $A \otimes B$. I am trying to show that a measurement performed on the '$A$-subsystem' does not affect $\rho^B = \text{...
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How to transfer non maximally entangled state to maximally entangled?

Let a three-qubit state shared between Alice, Bob and Charlie stationed at distant laboratories be $$\psi_{ABC}=\frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sqrt{3}}|000\rangle+\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}|111\rangle.$$ How to evaluate ...
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Applying CNOT with local operations and two EPR pairs

Suppose Alice and Bob hold one qubit each of an arbitrary two-qubit state $|\psi \rangle$ that is possibly entangled. They can apply local operations and are allowed classical communication. Their ...
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In the BB84 protocol, for what error thresholds can Alice and Bob not establish secure bits?

Suppose Alice and Bob can communicate over a quantum channel. The quantum channel is noiseless in the absence of eavesdropping, a condition that cannot be guaranteed. They can also communicate over a ...
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What was the meaning of Lossless Quantum compression?

I was reading few questions regarding lossless quantum compression on stack exchange, then out of curiosity, I started reading this article. After reading I end up being confused about what does ...
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States used in lossless quantum compression?

I was reading about quantum compression in this article and have some doubts regarding an example mentioned. Specifically, I have two questions: In example they represented $|a\rangle = \dfrac{1}{\...
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Schumacher compression - comparing with Shannon compression

Background Shannon's source coding theorem tells us the following. We shall consider a binary alphabet for simplicity. Suppose Alice has $n$ independent and identically distributed instances of a ...
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Is it possible to have Quantum Teleportation Protocol without using classical channel?

I'm still learning Quantum Information right now, especially with Quantum Teleportation (QT). I have found an interesting article suggesting a Simplified Protocol of QT that doesn't need classical ...
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Does entanglement allow communication of user specified information or not?

At first when I heard about entanglement, I thought "Neat, so we can make a manipulation on our quantum computer here in such a way that can be interpreted as a binary output somewhere else, and have ...
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Eavesdropping in superdense coding: why can't the third party infer anything about the message?

There's an exercise in Nielsen & Chuang asking us to show that if some third party intercepts Alice's qubit she's sending to Bob while attempting to transmit (2 bits of) classical information, ...
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Can joint measurement be achieved in two labs far apart?

Consider the following scenario: Alice and Bob are in two labs far apart, and they each have one qubit. Can joint measurement (for bipartite projective measurement, they are measurements that cannot ...
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Does the Lieb-Robinson bound constrain the speed of entanglement information transmission?

I just learned from the existence of the theoretical Lieb-Robinson bound, which indicates that the speed at which information can be propagated in non-relativistic quantum systems cannot exceed this ...
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Why does entanglement not increase the classical capacity of a channel?

In a recent paper, the authors quote an older work of Bennett, Shor and others and make the following statement While entanglement assistance can increase achievable rates for classical point-to-...
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What is the difference between CV QKD and DV QKD?

I know what QKD is, as a concept but I recently found papers mentioning continuous-variable quantum key distribution , and discrete-variable quantum key distribution . So I would like to know what is ...
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Complexity of quantum circuits in a specific protocol

Consider the following simultaneous communication problem. Alice and Bob do not share any entanglement or any common randomness, and cannot communicate directly with each other. As inputs, $x$ is ...
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Tradeoff between error and rates of quantum communication

Suppose Alice and Bob share $n$ copies of a noiseless quantum channel $I_{A\rightarrow B}$ which can be used to send quantum states and $H_A\cong H_B$ i.e. the input and output Hilbert spaces are the ...
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How is the joint state of these qubits derived?

Can someone show to me the steps to derive the joint state at the bottom of this image, please? I tried to follow his explanation but I didn't get the same results… This is taken from the lecture ...
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Teleportation followed by measurement: Lowering communication cost

Suppose Alice and Bob have access to shared entanglement and a classical channel and wish to simulate the following quantum protocol. Alice sends over to Bob an $n$-qubit state which is not known to ...
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What are conceptual open problem in quantum communications and cryptography?

I recently heard that most of the challenges in quantum communications nowadays are related to "practical" engineering implementations and there are no longer "real" conceptual ...
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What are examples of zero capacity quantum channels with Choi rank less than $d$?

All the currently known examples of quantum channels with zero quantum capacity are either PPT or anti-degradable. These notions can be conveniently defined in terms of the Choi matrix of the given ...
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Can someone elaborate how to use Qutrits to do teleportation? And the unitary operation Bob needs to do? [duplicate]

I can understand doing teleportation by using qubits, however, I am stuck there when it comes to qutrits and the operation Bob needs to perform. Suppose Alice and Bob are sharing the most entangled ...
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Simulating a Quantum Network over a real Classical Network Using Simulaqron

I'm trying to simulate a quantum network over a real classical network using the Simulaqron framework. I know the documentations says this is possible but I am having trouble finding examples of how ...
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If Alice and Bob share only classical communication resources, is shared entanglement always equivalent to shared randomness?

If Alice and Bob share only classical communication resources such as noisy or perfect classical channels, is shared entanglement always equivalent to shared randomness? In other words, must there be ...
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Why is measurement needed in teleportation?

One of the postulates of QC is, that measurements in every circuit can be postponed or never performed in a circuit while achieving the same functionality of the circuit (at least this the way I ...
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What is the difference between having a single-qubit state and knowing a result of a measurement you want to perform on it?

In the quantum teleportation protocol Alice can send Bob an unknown quantum state $|\psi\rangle$. If the only thing Bob does with $|\psi\rangle$ is to measure it in some basis, I guess it would be ...
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How do I compare the secret key rate (kbps) with the secret key rate per channel use?

I am doing some research for an undergrad project and have hit a conceptual stumbling block. I have recently been looking at some of the achievements in practical QKD using trusted node quantum ...
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BB84 protocol over LiFi

The question is already explained in the title, but I'm curious regarding the possibility to adopt the BB84 protocol over LiFi (in theory). Could it be possible or are there some limitations, such as ...