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Network Quantum Steering

Benjamin D.M. Jones
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Roope Uola
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Nicolas Brunner
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Paul Skrzypczyk
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The development of large-scale quantum networks promises to bring a multitude of technological applications as well as shed light on foundational topics, such as quantum nonlocality. It is particularly interesting to consider scenarios where sources within the network are statistically independent, which leads to so-called network nonlocality, even when parties perform fixed measurements. Here we promote certain parties to be trusted and introduce the notion of network steering and network local hidden state (NLHS) models within this paradigm of independent sources. In one direction, we show how results from Bell nonlocality and quantum steering can be used to demonstrate network steering. We further show that it is a genuinely novel effect, by exhibiting unsteerable states that nevertheless demonstrate network steering, based upon entanglement swapping, yielding a form of activation. On the other hand, we provide no-go results for network steering in a large class of scenarios, by explicitly constructing NLHS models.


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hal-03433051 , version 1 (17-11-2021)



Benjamin D.M. Jones, Ivan Šupić, Roope Uola, Nicolas Brunner, Paul Skrzypczyk. Network Quantum Steering. Physical Review Letters, 2021, 127 (17), pp.170405. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.170405⟩. ⟨hal-03433051⟩
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