# Topological squashed entanglement: Nonlocal order parameter for one-dimensional topological superconductors

@article{Maiellaro2022TopologicalSE, title={Topological squashed entanglement: Nonlocal order parameter for one-dimensional topological superconductors}, author={Alfonso Maiellaro and Antonio Di Marino and Fabrizio Illuminati}, journal={Physical Review Research}, year={2022} }

Identifying entanglement-based order parameters characterizing topological systems, in particular topological superconductors and topological insulators, has remained a major challenge for the physics of quantum matter in the last two decades. Here we show that the long-distance, bipartite squashed entanglement between the edges of a many-body system, deﬁned in terms of the edge-to-edge quantum conditional mutual information, is the natural nonlocal order parameter for topological…

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