Physical Review A, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics vol:66 issue:3 pages:032310
For a special class of bipartite states we calculate explicitly the asymptotic relative entropy of entanglement E-R(infinity) with respect to states having a positive partial transpose. This quantity is an upper bound to distillable entanglement. The states considered are invariant under rotations of the form Ocircle timesO, where O is any orthogonal matrix. We show that in this case E-R(infinity) is equal to another upper bound on distillable entanglement, constructed by Rains. To perform these calculations, we have introduced a number of results that are interesting in their own right: (i) the Rains bound is convex and continuous; (ii) under some weak assumption, the Rains bound is an upper bound to E-R(infinity); (iii) for states for which the relative entropy of entanglement E-R is additive, the Rains bound is equal to E-R.