Loss-tolerant tests of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering
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We analyze two classes of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR)-steering inequalities, the violation of which can be used to demonstrate EPR-steering with an entangled two-qubit Werner state: linear inequalities and quadratic inequalities. We discuss how post-selection of results (by appeal to the fair sampling assumption) can compromise the rigor of these inequalities in experimental tests of EPR-steering. By considering the worst-case scenarios in which detector inefficiency or other loss could be exploited within a local hidden-state model, we derive inequalities that enable rigorous but loss-tolerant demonstrations of EPR-steering. The linear inequalities, and special cases of the quadratic inequalities, have been used in recent experiments. Our results indicate that regardless of the number of settings used, quadratic inequalities are never better, and often worse, than linear inequalities.
Physical Review A
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Quantum Information, Computation and Communication
Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified