Springer Theses

On the Device-Independent Approach to Quantum Physics

Advances in Quantum Nonlocality and Multipartite Entanglement Detection

Authors: Bancal, Jean-Daniel

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Explores the nonlocality of multipartite systems
  • Explains and demonstrates robust entanglement detection
  • Disproves alternative models for quantum nonlocality
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Quantum physics started in the 1920's with wave mechanics and the wave-particle duality. However, the last 20 years have seen a second quantum revolution, centered around non-locality and quantum correlations between measurement outcomes. The associated key property, entanglement, is recognized today as the signature of quantumness. This second revolution opened the possibility of studying quantum correlations without any assumption on the internal functioning of the measurement apparata, the so-called Device-Independent Approach to Quantum Physics. This thesis explores this new approach using the powerful geometrical tool of polytopes. Emphasis is placed on the study of non-locality in the case of three or more parties, where it is shown that a whole new variety of phenomena appear compared to the bipartite case. Genuine multiparty entanglement is also studied for the first time within the device-independent framework. Finally, these tools are used to answer a long-standing open question: could quantum non-locality be explained by influences that propagate from one party to the others faster than light, but that remain hidden so that one cannot use them to communicate faster than light? This would provide a way around Einstein's notion of action at a distance that would be compatible with relativity. However, the answer is shown to be negative, as such influences could not remain hidden.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bancal, Jean-Daniel

    Pages 1-9

  • Bell Tests in Bipartite Scenarios

    Bancal, Jean-Daniel

    Pages 11-21

  • Various Quantum Nonlocality Tests with a Commercial Two-photon Entanglement Source

    Bancal, Jean-Daniel

    Pages 23-37

  • Nonlocality with Three and More Parties

    Bancal, Jean-Daniel

    Pages 39-53

  • Quantifying Multipartite Nonlocality

    Bancal, Jean-Daniel

    Pages 55-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Device-Independent Approach to Quantum Physics
Book Subtitle
Advances in Quantum Nonlocality and Multipartite Entanglement Detection
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01183-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01183-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01182-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37753-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 119
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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