We discuss the problem of determining whether the state of several quantum mechanical subsystems is entangled. As in previous work on two subsystems we introduce a procedure for checking separability that is based on finding state extensions with appropriate properties and may be implemented as a semidefinite program. The main result of this work is to show that there is a series of tests of this kind such that if a multiparty state is entangled this will eventually be detected by one of the tests. The procedure also provides a means of constructing entanglement witnesses that could in principle be measured in order to demonstrate that the state is entangled.
Physical Review A
- Pub Date:
- March 2005
- Entanglement production characterization and manipulation;
- Entanglement and quantum nonlocality;
- Quantum Physics
- 9 pages, REVTEX