One-shot capacity bounds on the simultaneous transmission of classical and quantum information
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We study the communication capabilities of a quan- tum channel under the most general channel model known as the one-shot model. Unlike classical channels that can only be used to transmit classical information (bits), a quantum channel can be used for transmission of classical information, quantum information (qubits) and simultaneous transmission of classical and quantum information. In this work, we investigate the one-shot capabilities of a quantum channel for simultaneously transmitting bits and qubits. This problem was studied in the asymptotic regime for a memoryless channel where a regularized characterization of the capacity region was reported. It is known that the transmission of private classical information is closely related to the problem of quantum information transmission. We resort to this idea and find achievable and converse bounds on the simultaneous transmission of the public and private classical information. Then shifting the classical private rate to the quantum information rate leads to a rate region for simultaneous transmission of classical and quantum information. In the case of asymptotic i.i.d. setting, our one-shot result is evaluated to the known results in the literature. Our main tools used in the achievability proofs are position-based decoding and convex-split lemma.
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CitationSalek, F. [et al.]. One-shot capacity bounds on the simultaneous transmission of classical and quantum information. "IEEE transactions on information theory", 7 Octubre 2019.