Quantum signaling to the past using P-CTCs

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Quantum Information and Computation


Closed Timelike Curves (CTCs) are intriguing relativistic objects that allow for time travel to the past and can be used as computational resources. In Deutschian Closed Timelike Curves (D-CTCs), due to the monogamy of entanglement, non-local correlations between entangled states are destroyed. In contrast, for Postselected Closed Timelike Curves (P-CTCs), a second variant of CTCs, the non-local correlations are preserved. P-CTCs can be harnessed for the signaling of non-orthogonal states to the past without a disruption of causality. In this paper, we take up signaling to the past and show a method of sending four non-orthogonal states to the past using P-CTCs. After constructing our signaling protocol, we study the causality violations that our protocol results in and put forward two consistency relations to prevent them.

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