Satyabrata Adhikari, Subhashish Banerjee. An Operational Meaning of Discord in terms of Teleportation Fidelity

Natural Sciences / Physics / Quantum field theory

Submitted on: Oct 06, 2012, 07:59:31

Description: Quantum discord is a prominent measure of quantum correlations, playing an important role in expanding its horizon beyond entanglement. Here we provide an operational meaning of (geometric) discord, which quantifies the amount of non-classical correlation of an arbitrary quantum system in terms of its minimal distance from the set of classical states, in terms of teleportation fidelity for general two qubit and $d otimes d$ dimensional isotropic and Werner states. A critical value of the discord is found beyond which the two qubit state must violate the Bell inequality. This is illustrated by an open system model of a dissipative two qubit. For the $d otimes d$ dimensional states the lower bound of discord is shown to be obtainable from an experimentally measurable witness operator.

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