The Quantum Reverse Shannon Theorem Based on One-Shot Information Theory

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The Quantum Reverse Shannon Theorem states that any quantum channel can be simulated by an unlimited amount of shared entanglement and an amount of classical communication equal to the channel’s entanglement assisted classical capacity. In this paper, we provide a new proof of this theorem, which has previously been proved by Bennett, Devetak, Harrow, Shor, and Winter. Our proof has a clear structure being based on two recent information-theoretic results: one-shot Quantum State Merging and the Post-Selection Technique for quantum channels.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Berta
    • 1
  • Matthias Christandl
    • 1
  • Renato Renner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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