Bell inequality violation in the presence of vacancies and incomplete measurements

Kaila C. S. Hall, Daniel K. L. Oi

Research output: Working paper


The characterization of a quantum system can be complicated by non-ideal measurement processes. In many systems, the underlying physical measurement is only sensitive to a single fixed state, complementary outcomes are inferred by non-detection leaving them vulnerable to out-of-Hilbert space errors such as particle loss. It is still possible to directly verify the violation of a Bell inequality, hence witness entanglement of a bipartite state, in the presence of large vacancy rates using such an incomplete measurement by optimizing the measurement settings. The scheme is robust against imperfect a priori state knowledge and also moderate amounts of error in state determination.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusUnpublished - 23 Dec 2014


  • error models
  • incomplete measurements
  • quantum information
  • optical lattices

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