Fundamental limits on concentrating and preserving tensorized quantum resources Academic Article uri icon


  • Quantum technology offers great advantages in many applications by exploiting quantum resources like nonclassicality, coherence, and entanglement. In practice, an environmental noise unavoidably affects a quantum system and it is thus an important issue to protect quantum resources from noise. In this work, we investigate the manipulation of quantum resources possessing the so-called tensorization property and identify the fundamental limitations on concentrating and preserving those quantum resources. We show that if a resource measure satisfies the tensorization property as well as the monotonicity, it is impossible to concentrate multiple noisy copies into a single better resource by free operations. Furthermore, we show that quantum resources cannot be better protected from channel noises by employing correlated input states on joint channels if the channel output resource exhibits the tensorization property. We address several practical resource measures where our theorems apply and manifest their physical meanings in quantum resource manipulation.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, J., Baek, K., Park, J., Kim, J., & Nha, H.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Lee, Jaehak||Baek, Kyunghyun||Park, Jiyong||Kim, Jaewan||Nha, Hyunchul

publication date

  • April 2021