Inserted: 10 jun 2017
We prove in the multimode scenario a fundamental relation between the Wehrl and the von Neumann entropy, stating that the minimum Wehrl entropy among all the quantum states with a given von Neumann entropy is achieved by thermal Gaussian states. We also prove that thermal Gaussian input states minimize the output von Neumann entropy of multimode quantum Gaussian attenuators, amplifiers and phase-contravariant channels among all the input states diagonal in some product basis and with a given entropy. This result constitutes a major step towards the proof of the same property for generic input states, which is still an open conjecture. This conjecture is necessary to determine the maximum communication rates for the triple trade-off coding and broadcast communication with the Gaussian quantum-limited attenuator. Finally, we prove that the tensor product of n identical geometric input probability distributions minimizes the output Shannon entropy of the n-mode thinning among all the input probability distributions with a given entropy.