Demonstration of a quantum teleportation network for continues variables

Hidehiro Yonezawa, Takao Aoki, Akira Furusawa

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Abstract

Quantum teleportation1-8 involves the transportation of an unknown quantum state from one location to another, without physical transfer of the information carrier. Although quantum teleportation is a naturally bipartite process, it can be extended to a multipartite protocol known as a quantum teleportation network9. In such a network, entanglement is shared between three or more parties. For the case of three parties (a tripartite network), teleportation of a quantum state can occur between any pair, but only with the assistance of the third party. Multipartite quantum protocols are expected to form fundamental components for larger-scale quantum communication and computation10,11. Here we report the experimental realization of a tripartite quantum teleportation network for quantum states of continuous variables (electromagnetic field modes). We demonstrate teleportation of a coherent state between three different pairs in the network, unambiguously demonstrating its tripartite character.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-433
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume431
Issue number7007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 23
Externally publishedYes

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