We explore the relation between the rank of a bipartite density matrix and the existence of bound entanglement. We show a relation between the rank, marginal ranks, and distillability of a mixed state and use this to prove that any rank n bound entangled state must have support on no more than an n × n Hilbert space. A direct consequence of this result is that there are no bipartite bound entangled states of rank two. We also show that a separability condition in terms of a quantum entropy inequality is associated with the above results. We explore the idea of how many pure states are needed in a mixture to cancel the distillable entanglement of a Schmidt rank n pure state and provide a lower bound of n - 1. We also prove that a mixture of a non-zero amount of any pure entangled state with a pure product state is distillable.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Theoretical Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||Algorithms in Quantum Information Processing - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: 18 Jan 1999 → 22 Jan 1999