Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: Noisy quantum state redistribution with promise and the Alpha-bit
Speaker: Prof. Min-Hsiu Hsieh (Centre for Quantum Software and Information, University of Technology Sydney)
Date: 2018-04-02 (Mon) 15:00 – 17:00
Location: Auditorium 106 at IIS new Building
Host: Kai-Min Chung


We consider a variation of the well-studied quantum state redistribution task, in which the starting state is known only to the receiver Bob and not to the sender Alice. We refer to this as quantum state redistribution with a one-sided promise. In addition, we consider communication from Alice to Bob over a noisy channel , instead of the noiseless channel, as is usually considered in state redistribution. We take a natural approach towards solution of this problem where we "embed" the promise as part of the state and then invoke known protocols for quantum state redistribution composed with known protocols for transfer of quantum information over noisy channels. We interpret the communication primitive Alpha-bit, recently introduced in Ref. [arXiv:1706.09434], as an instance of state transfer (a sub-task of state redistribution) with a one-sided promise over noisy channels. Using our approach, we are able to reproduce the Alpha-bit capacities with or without entanglement assistance in Ref. [arXiv:1706.09434], using known protocols for quantum state redistribution and quantum communication over noisy channels. Furthermore, we generalize the entanglement assisted classical capacity of the Alpha-bit, showing that any quantum state redistribution protocol can be used as a black box to simulate classical communication.