A classical counterpart for entanglement combing - Borzumehr Toloui Semnani

Entanglement combing is a protocol for transforming a pure multipartite entangled state into pairs of bipartite entangled states through local operations without significant loss. Even though entanglement is an inherently quantum property, in some contexts it has an analogue in classical information theory in the form of shared classical correlation between parties and secret keys. In this talk, I describe the quantum entanglement combing protocol and a classical counterpart of it, and discuss their similarities and differences.