Complete criterion for convex-Gaussian-state detection

Anna Vershynina
2014 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We present a new criterion that determines whether a fermionic state is a convex combination of pure Gaussian states. This criterion is complete and characterizes the set of convex-Gaussian states from the inside. If a state passes a program it is a convex-Gaussian state and any convex-Gaussian state can be approximated with arbitrary precision by states passing the criterion. The criterion is presented in the form of a sequence of solvable semidefinite programs. It is also complementary to the
more » ... one developed by de Melo, Cwiklinski and Terhal, which aims at characterizing the set of convex-Gaussian states from the outside. Here we present an explicit proof that criterion by de Melo et al. is complete, by estimating a distance between an n-extendible state, a state that passes the criterion, to the set of convex-Gaussian states.
doi:10.1103/physreva.90.062329 fatcat:xb5uzb3bdngtlgwcjtunqzzypa