Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org. 

  

 

Friday Jun 01, 2007
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The notion of weak-degradability of quantum channels is introduced by generalizing the degradability definition given by Devetak and Shor.  Exploiting the unitary equivalence with beam-splitter/amplifier channels we then prove that a large class of one-mode Bosonic Gaussian channels are either weakly degradable or anti-degradable. In the latter case this implies that their quantum capacity Q is null.

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Friday Jun 01, 2007
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The essential insight of quantum error correction was that quantum information can be protected by suitably encoding this quantum information across multiple independently erred quantum systems. Recently it was realized that, since the most general method for encoding quantum information is to encode it into a subsystem, there exists a novel form of quantum error correction beyond the traditional quantum error correcting subspace codes.

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Friday Jun 01, 2007
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In quantum information, one can prove that a secure quantum cryptography channel based on photon key distribution requires reliable single photon sources. If not, a potential eavesdropper may be able to get information using the extra photons. Current sources are based on either attenuated laser beams, which may produce randomly 2 or even more photons at a time following a poissonian statistics, or either based on two level-systems providing single photon sources often requiring cooling or complex set-ups.

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