Stronger Quantum Correlations with Loophole-Free Postselection

Matty J. Hoban, Dan E. Browne

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One of the most striking nonclassical features of quantum mechanics is in the correlations it predicts between spatially separated measurements. In local hidden variable theories, correlations are constrained by Bell inequalities, but quantum correlations violate these. However, experimental imperfections lead to loopholes whereby LHV correlations are no longer constrained by Bell inequalities, and violations can be described by LHV theories. For example, loopholes can emerge through selective detection of events. In this Letter, we introduce a clean, operational picture of multiparty Bell tests, and show that there exists a nontrivial form of loophole-free postselection. Surprisingly, the same postselection can enhance quantum correlations, and unlock a connection between nonclassical correlations and nonclassical computation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number120402
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2011


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