Multipartite Entanglement Detection via Structure Factors

Philipp Krammer, Hermann Kampermann, Dagmar Bruß, Reinhold Bertlmann, Leong Chuang Kwek, Chiara Macchiavello

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We establish a relation between entanglement of a many-body system and its diffractive properties, where the link is given by structure factors. Based on these, we provide a general analytical construction of multi-qubit entanglement witnesses. The proposed witnesses contain two-point correlations. They could be either measured in a scattering experiment or via local measurements, depending on the underlying physical system. For some explicit examples of witnesses we analyze the properties of the states that are detected by them. We further study the robustness of these witnesses with respect to noise.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100502
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 1030 Physics, Astronomy

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