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Bilocal versus nonbilocal correlations in entanglement-swapping experiments

Published inPhysical review, A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics, vol. 85, no. 3, p. 032119-1/21
Publication date2012

Entanglement swapping is a process by which two initially independent quantum systems can become entangled and generate nonlocal correlations. To characterize such correlations, we compare them to those predicted by bilocal models, where systems that are initially independent are described by uncorrelated states. We extend in this paper the analysis of bilocal correlations initiated in [ Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 170401 (2010)]. In particular, we derive new Bell-type inequalities based on the bilocality assumption in different scenarios, we study their possible quantum violations, and we analyze their resistance to experimental imperfections. The bilocality assumption, being stronger than Bell's standard local causality assumption, lowers the requirements for the demonstration of quantumness in entanglement-swapping experiments.

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BRANCIARD, Cyril et al. Bilocal versus nonbilocal correlations in entanglement-swapping experiments. In: Physical review, A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics, 2012, vol. 85, n° 3, p. 032119–1/21. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.85.032119
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