Geometric approach to entanglement quantification with polynomial measures

Regula, Bartosz and Adesso, Gerardo (2016) Geometric approach to entanglement quantification with polynomial measures. Physical Review A, 94 (2). 022324/1-022324/12. ISSN 2469-9926

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Abstract

We show that the quantification of entanglement of any rank-2 state with any polynomial entanglement measure can be recast as a geometric problem on the corresponding Bloch sphere. This approach provides insight into the properties of entanglement and allows us to relate different polynomial measures to each other, simplifying their quantification. In particular, unveiling and exploiting the geometric structure of the concurrence for two qubits, we show that the convex roof of any polynomial measure of entanglement can be quantified exactly for all rank-2 states of an arbitrary number of qubits which have only one or two unentangled states in their range. We give explicit examples by quantifying the three-tangle exactly for several representative classes of three-qubit states. We further show how our methods can be used to obtain analytical results for entanglement of more complex states if one can exploit symmetries in their geometric representation.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevA.94.022324
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 10:59
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45298

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