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Couplers for Non-Locality Swapping

Research paper by Paul Skrzypczyk, Nicolas Brunner

Indexed on: 15 Jul '09Published on: 15 Jul '09Published in: Quantum Physics



Abstract

Studying generalized non-local theories brings insight to the foundations of quantum mechanics. Here we focus on non-locality swapping, the analogue of quantum entanglement swapping. In order to implement such a protocol, one needs a coupler that performs the equivalent of quantum joint measurements on generalized `box-like' states. Establishing a connection to Bell inequalities, we define consistent couplers for theories containing an arbitrary amount of non-locality, which leads us to introduce the concepts of perfect and minimal couplers. Remarkably, Tsirelson's bound for quantum non-locality naturally appears in our study.