Information can successfully be transmitted through noisy channels using quantum mechanics, according to new research from The University of Queensland and Griffith University.
We all know it's impossible to take a picture through thick smoke or fog—physicists would say, 'it's impossible to send information through a completely noisy channel."
But UQ physicist Dr. Jacqui Romero from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) said that you can get your picture if you use quantum mechanics, using a principle called 'superposition of order."
"This is another example of quantum physics assisting classical communication," Dr. Romero said.
"Classically, no information can be transmitted through a single completely noisy channel, let alone two completely noisy channels.
"But with quantum mechanics, adding a second channel actually provides a way to successfully get the information through.To read more, click here.