Teleportation may be a concept usually reserved for science fiction, but researchers have demonstrated that it can be used to avoid loss in communication channels on the quantum level.
The team, including researchers from Griffith University's Centre for Quantum Dynamics, have highlighted the issues around inherent loss that occurs across every form of communication channel (for example, internet or phone) and discovered a mechanism that can reduce that loss.
Professor Geoff Pryde, Dr. Sergei Slussarenko, Dr. Sacha Kocsis and Dr. Morgan Weston, along with researchers from The University of Queensland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, say the finding is an important step towards implementing "quantum internet," which will bring unprecedented capabilities not accessible with today's web.
Dr. Slussarenko said this study was the first to demonstrate an error reduction method that improved the performance of a channel.
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