Higher-dimensional performance of port-based teleportation

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Port-based teleportation (PBT) is a variation of regular quantum teleportation that operates without a final unitary correction. However, its behavior for higher-dimensional systems has been hard to calculate explicitly beyond dimension d = 2. Indeed, relying on conventional Hilbert-space representations entails an exponential overhead with increasing dimension. Some general upper and lower bounds for various success measures, such as (entanglement) fidelity, are known, but some become trivial in higher dimensions. Here we construct a graph-theoretic algebra (a subset of Temperley-Lieb algebra) which allows us to explicitly compute the higher-dimensional performance of PBT for so-called “pretty-good measurements” with negligible representational overhead. This graphical algebra allows us to explicitly compute the success probability to distinguish the different outcomes and fidelity for arbitrary dimension d and low number of ports N, obtaining in addition a simple upper bound. The results for low N and arbitrary d show that the entanglement fidelity asymptotically approaches N/d^2 for large d, confirming the performance of one lower bound from the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number33004
Number of pages6
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2016

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  • Port-based teleportation
  • Quantum information

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