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Distinguishability of black hole microstates

Bao, Ning and Ooguri, Hirosi (2017) Distinguishability of black hole microstates. Physical Review D, 96 (6). Art. No. 066017. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.066017.

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We use the Holevo information to estimate distinguishability of microstates of a black hole in anti-de Sitter space by measurements one can perform on a subregion of a Cauchy surface of the dual conformal field theory. We find that microstates are not distinguishable at all until the subregion reaches a certain size and that perfect distinguishability can be achieved before the subregion covers the entire Cauchy surface. We will compare our results with expectations from the entanglement wedge reconstruction, tensor network models, and the bit threads interpretation of the Ryu-Takayanagi formula.

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Bao, Ning0000-0002-3296-1039
Ooguri, Hirosi0000-0001-6021-3778
Alternate Title:On Distinguishability of Black Hole Microstates
Additional Information:© 2017 American Physical Society. Received 7 July 2017; published 18 September 2017. We would like to thank Aidan Chatwin-Davies, Xi Dong, Netta Engelhardt, Daniel Harlow, Thomas Hartman, Akio Hosoya, Veronika Hubeny, Tomonori Ugajin, and Beni Yoshida for discussions. This research is supported in part by U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-SC0011632. N. B. is also supported in part by the DuBridge Fellowship of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics. H. O. is also supported in part by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C-26400240 and 15H05895. The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe is supported in part by the World Premier International Research Center Initiative, MEXT, Japan.
Group:Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Lee A. DuBridge FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)C-26400240
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)15H05895
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)UNSPECIFIED
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