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Raúl García-Patrón

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Reverse Coherent Information

November 19, 2008 - 11:15-11:40am

RLE Conference Center - 36-428


We define a family of entanglement distribution protocols assisted by classical feedback communication. We show that the corresponding capacity is additive, which greatly simplifies their analysis.  Finally, we give some examples of channels where this family of protocols considerably out performs the unassisted entanglement distribution capacity.


Born in Madrid in 1980. In September 1998 he began to study engineering at the University of Brussels (ULB). In July 2003, he graduated as Engineer in Physics at the University of Brussels (ULB). From September 2003 to October 2007, he worked as a PhD student at the Center for Quantum Information and Communication of the University of Brussels (ULB). In October 2007 he defended his PhD thesis “Quantum Information with Optical Continuous Variables: from Bell Test to Key Distribution” at the University of Brussels (ULB). Since November 2007, he has been working at the Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory at MIT.