Volume 98, Number 4, May 2012
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||18 May 2012|
On two-qubit states ordering with quantum discords
Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Lodz - Pomorska 149/153, 90-236 Łódź, Poland, EU
Accepted: 17 April 2012
The counterintuitive effect of non-unique ordering of two-qubit states with quantum entanglement measures was discovered over ten years ago. More precisely, it was shown by Monte Carlo simulations that there exist states for which the entanglement of formation and the negativity do not impose the same ordering of states, i.e. EF(ρAB)⩽(⩾)EF(ρAB′) is not equivalent to N(ρAB)⩽(⩾)N(ρAB′). Recently, it was discovered that quantum discord and the geometric quantum discord do not necessarily imply the same ordering of two-qubit X-states, which means that the lack of the unique ordering of states with quantum entanglement measures goes beyond entanglement. Inspired by this observation, we study the problem of the states ordering with quantum discords, considering two-qubit Bell-diagonal states for analytical simplicity. In particular, we identify some classes of states for which the states ordering with quantum discords is preserved as long as the states belong to the same class and give a few illustrative examples.
PACS: 03.67.-a – Quantum information / 03.65.Ta – Foundations of quantum mechanics; measurement theory
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