Entanglement-Assisted Quantum Data Compression

Zahra Baghali Khanian, Andreas Winter

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Ask how the quantum compression of ensembles of pure states is affected by the availability of entanglement, and in settings where the encoder has access to side information. We find the optimal asymptotic quantum rate and the optimal tradeoff (rate region) of quantum and entanglement rates. It turns out that the amount by which the quantum rate beats the Schumacher limit, the entropy of the source, is precisely half the entropy of classical information that can be extracted from the source and side information states without disturbing them at all ("reversible extraction of classical information").In the special case that the encoder has no side information, or that she has access to the identity of the states, this problem reduces to the known settings of blind and visible Schumacher compression, respectively, albeit here additionally with entanglement assistance. We comment on connections to previously studied and further rate tradeoffs when also classical information is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692912
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


Conference2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2019


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