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Spooky teleportation

Quantum teleportation in itself is intriguing. But now the combined states of two photons have been teleported — while preserving their entanglement — and this could bring large-scale quantum communication and computation a step closer.

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Figure 1: The teleportation of quantum states.

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Walther, P. Spooky teleportation. Nature Phys 2, 655–656 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys425

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