BEAM ME UP, YO!: Quantum Teleportation

May 23, 2010


Note: Full-res shot of the WTF am I looking at HERE.

Teleportation: sometimes I wish it were my superpower. Instead I got blinding handsomeness. That's right -- I kill with a smile. Well technically it's a knife, but I be grinnin', yo, I be grinnin'. So yeah, quantum teleportation: Chinese scientists are doing that shit. God I deserve a Pulitzer.

Scientists in China have succeeded in teleporting information between photons further than ever before. They transported quantum information over a free space distance of 16 km (10 miles), much further than the few hundred meters previously achieved, which brings us closer to transmitting information over long distances without the need for a traditional signal.

And as for that diagram:

a, A birds-eye view of the 16-km free-space quantum teleportation experiment. Charlie sends photon 1 to Alice for BSM. Classical information, including the results of the BSM and the signal for time synchronization, is sent through the free-space channel with photon 2, to Bob, before decoding and triggering of the corresponding unitary transformation. b, Sketch of the experimental system.

Sounds like Charlie, Alice and Bob are having quite the kinky threesome, amirite?! Of course I am. Apparently the technology has huge implications for the future of communications. Also, pizza delivery.

Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km [physorg]

Thanks to Schmaltz, who once teleported to the grocery store and back but forgot to buy milk. That's why you gotta make a list!

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