TY - JOUR
T1 - Characterizing quantum theory in terms of information-theoretic constraints
JF - Foundations of Physics
Y1 - 2002
A1 - Rob Clifton
A1 - Jeffrey Bub
A1 - Hans Halvorson
AB - We show that three fundamental information-theoretic constraints--the impossibility of superluminal information transfer between two physical systems by performing measurements on one of them, the impossibility of broadcasting the information contained in an unknown physical state, and the impossibility of unconditionally secure bit commitment--suffice to entail that the observables and state space of a physical theory are quantum-mechanical. We demonstrate the converse derivation in part, and consider the implications of alternative answers to a remaining open question about nonlocality and bit commitment.
VL - 33
U4 - 1561 - 1591
UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0211089v2
CP - 11
J1 - Foundations of Physics 33
U5 - 10.1023/A:1026056716397
ER -