Quantum Teleportation — Scientists Teleported Quantum Data over 60 Miles http://rgn.bz/BlgW
We are just one step closer to creating a Harry Potter or ‘Star Trek’-style Transporter.
However, When we talk about Teleportation, we don’t typically mean Teleporting any matter from one place to another as in the Science-fiction Movies.
Rather, Teleportation involves capturing the essential information about something — its “quantum state“, to recreate it exactly someplace else.
Now, with the development of technology, the NIST Scientists have set a new record in the field of “Quantum Teleportation”, as they successfully Teleported a small amount of data (called ‘qubit’) inside light particles over a distance of 60 miles (100 km) through a network of optical fiber.
Teleportation enables transfer of ‘Quantum state’ of a Photon to another Photon in the same state residing remotely at a far-off distance.
This record being farther than the previous record, which was less than four times the current one.
“We report on Quantum teleportation over optical fiber using four high-detection-efficiency superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs),” the researchers said in their study.