Comment on "secret-key-assisted private classical communication capacity over quantum channels"

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The paper of Hsieh, Luo, and Brun (HLB) [Phys. Rev. APLRAAN1050-294710. 1103/PhysRevA.78.042306 78, 042306 (2008)] contains several issues with the capacity theorem presented there, one of which is the suggestion that a sender and receiver can achieve entanglement-assisted classical capacity without any entanglement at all, and another of which is a violation of the Holevo bound. There is also an issue with the converse proof of the capacity theorem. In this comment, I point out these issues and provide revisions of the capacity theorem and the converse proof. © 2011 American Physical Society.

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Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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