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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.
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