Realistic limits on the nonlocality of an N-partite single-photon superposition
2011 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 84, no 6, 062127- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A recent paper [L. Heaney, A. Cabello, M. F. Santos, and V. Vedral, New J. Phys. 13, 053054 (2011)] revealed that a single quantum symmetrically delocalized over N modes, namely a W state, effectively allows for all-versus-nothing proofs of nonlocality in the limit of large N. Ideally, this finding opens up the possibility of using the robustness of the W states while realizing the nonlocal behavior previously thought to be exclusive to the more complex class of Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states. We show that in practice, however, the slightest decoherence or inefficiency of the Bell measurements on W states will degrade any violation margin gained by scaling to higher N. The nonstatistical demonstration of nonlocality is thus proved to be impossible in any realistic experiment.
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2011. Vol. 84, no 6, 062127- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-75540DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.062127ISI: 000298636100001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84855280793OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-75540DiVA: diva2:490768
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