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Quantum teleportation of laser-generated photons with an entangled-light-emitting diode

Stevenson, R. M., Nilsson, J., Bennett, Anthony, Skiba-Szymanska, J., Farrer, I., Ritchie, D. A. and Shields, A. J. 2013. Quantum teleportation of laser-generated photons with an entangled-light-emitting diode. Nature Communications 4 , 2859. 10.1038/ncomms3859

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Quantum teleportation can transfer information between physical systems, which is essential for engineering quantum networks. Of the many technologies being investigated to host quantum bits, photons have obvious advantages as ‘pure’ quantum information carriers, but their bandwidth and energy is determined by the quantum system that generates them. Here we show that photons from fundamentally different sources can be used in the optical quantum teleportation protocol. The sources we describe have bandwidth differing by a factor over 100, but we still observe teleportation with average fidelity of 0.77, beating the quantum limit by 10 standard deviations. Furthermore, the dissimilar nature of our sources exposes physics hidden in previous experiments, which we also predict numerically. These phenomena include converting qubits from Poissonian to Fock statistics, quantum interference, beats and teleportation for spectrally non-degenerate photons, and acquisition of evolving character following teleportation of a qubit.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2041-1723
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 November 2017
Date of Acceptance: 4 November 2013
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 12:26

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