Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Teleportation



So, I guess teleporting is actually a thing now?
Like, are reproducible, actual event...

As reported by folks at MIT-


To perform the experiment, the Chinese team created entangled pairs of photons on the ground at a rate of about 4,000 per second. They then beamed one of these photons to the satellite, which passed overhead every day at midnight. They kept the other photon on the ground.
Finally, they measured the photons on the ground and in orbit to confirm that entanglement was taking place, and that they were able to teleport photons in this way. Over 32 days, they sent millions of photons and found positive results in 911 cases. “We report the first quantum teleportation of independent single-photon qubits from a ground observatory to a low Earth orbit satellite—through an up-link channel— with a distance up to 1400 km,” says the Chinese team.


Here is a link to the article, if you want to read more.

It makes me think I need to read some quantum mechanics for dummies books...
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