© 1999 Andreas de Vries

Dik Bouwmeester, Jan-Wei Pan, Klaus Mattle, Manfred Eibl, Harald Weinfurter,
Anton Zeilinger, "Experimental Quantum Teleportation," *Nature* **390**,
575 (1997)

**Abstract.**
Quantum teleportation - the transmission and reconstruction over
arbitrary distances of the state of a quantum system - is
demonstrated experimentally. During teleportation, an initial
photon which carries the polarization that is to be transferred
and one of a pair of entangled photons are subjected to a
measurement such that the second photon of the entanlged pair
acquires the polarization of the initial photon. This latter
photon can be arbitrarily far away from the initial one. Quantum
teleportation will be a critical ingredient for quantum
computation networks.

Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck