Improved entropic uncertainty relations and information exclusion relations

Coles, Patrick J. and Piani, Marco (2014) Improved entropic uncertainty relations and information exclusion relations. Physical Review A, 89. 022112. ISSN 1050-2947 (

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The uncertainty principle can be expressed in entropic terms, also taking into account the role of entanglement in reducing uncertainty. The information exclusion principle bounds instead the correlations that can exist between the outcomes of incompatible measurements on one physical system, and a second reference system. We provide a more stringent formulation of both the uncertainty principle and the information exclusion principle, with direct applications for, e.g., the security analysis of quantum key distribution, entanglement estimation, and quantum communication. We also highlight a fundamental distinction between the complementarity of observables in terms of uncertainty and in terms of information