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What is Quantum Teleportation?

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Quantum teleportation is a way of transferring a quantum state from one place to another without actually sending a particle in that state through space. (Source – Physicsworld.com)

Anton Zeilinger (right) of the University of Vienna has extended this distance to 143 km by teleporting quantum states across the stretch of sea separating two of the Canary Islands. The team claims that its triumph takes the prospect of quantum teleportation to and from satellites one step closer.

Zeilinger and co-workers teleported quantum states from La Palma to Tenerife, and to pull it off they had to develop several new technologies including a new source of entangled photon pairs and “ultra-low-noise” single-photon detectors. Timing also proved to be a challenge, because the 10 ns uncertainty in GPS timing signals was not good enough to achieve the teleportation. Instead, the team had to develop a new “entanglement-assisted clock synchronization” technique that relies on the detection of the entangled photons

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