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Can we characterise the general structure of two-qubit witness operators?

Consider a two-qubit space, and a Hermitian operator $R\in\mathrm{Herm}(\mathbb{C}^2\otimes\mathbb{C}^2)$ in this space. The operator is positive semidefinite iff $\langle u,Ru\rangle\ge0$ for all $u\...
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What it means to say that SWAP gate has maximum operator entanglement entropy?

In this (freely available) article, just below equation 14, it says The SWAP operator has the maximum operator entanglement entropy... The operator entanglement entropy, denoted by $E(U)$ for an ...
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Error in the Toth's 2012 paper: "Multipartite entanglement and high-precision metrology"?

This paper is a paper in 2012 and cited by a lot of papers. And there does not exist comment in arxiv or error statement in PRA. But when I reading this paper, I think the right part of the eq(23) ...
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Entanglement Witnesses close to GHZ states

Consider page 2 of Toth's paper 'Entanglement detection in the stabilizer formalism (2005)'. To detect entanglement close to GHZ states, they construct entanglement witnesses of the form $$\mathcal{W} ...
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Finding a class $C$ of bipartite PPT states such that entanglement of $\rho \in C$ implies entanglement of $\rho + \rho^{\Gamma}$

Consider an entangled bipartite quantum state $\rho \in \mathcal{M}_d(\mathbb{C}) \otimes \mathcal{M}_{d'}(\mathbb{C})$ which is positive under partial transposition, i.e., $\rho^\Gamma \geq 0$. As ...
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How to prove the following bosonic entanglement expression?

Based on the article given by J. L. Ball, I. Fuentes-Schuller, and F. P. Schuller, Phys. Lett. A 359, 550 (2006) had used the following expression of von-Neumann entropy \begin{equation} S = - \...
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How are witness operators physically implemented?

Let's take an example of an entanglement witness of the form $W = | \phi \rangle \langle \phi | ^{T_2}$ where $ | \phi \rangle $ is some pure entangled state. If I wanted to test some state $\rho$, I ...
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Explicit 16⨯16 matrix representations of two-qudit entanglement witnesses

I have a set of $16 \times 16$ two-qudit density matrices. I would like to study the bound-entanglement for this set, making use of entanglement witnesses for which explicit matrix representations are ...
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Are entanglement witnesses of this form optimal?

One can make an entanglement witness by taking the partial transpose of any pure entangled state. Consider $|\phi \rangle $ as any pure entangled state. Then $W = | \phi \rangle \langle \phi |^{T_2} ...
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Is there a two-qudit Choi entanglement witness $W^{(+)}$?

Example 2 in arXiv:1811.09896 states that the "Choi EW (entanglement witness) $W^{(+)}$ obtained from the Choi map in $d=3$ $\ldots$ is given by \begin{equation} W^{(+)} = \frac{1}{6} \left( \...
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How is the expression for the optimal entanglement witness derived?

In the Bertlmann 2009 paper in the Annals of Physics (here), an optimal witness operator for an entangled state $\rho$, given that the closest separable state to it is $\rho_0$ is given by: $$A_{\...
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