Scientists from the University of Bristol in collaboration with colleagues from the Polytechnic of Denmark managed for the first time to carry out quantum teleportation of information between two electronic chips.
This development is considered to be of great importance, since it was possible to transfer information from one computer to another, without the two devices being wired or otherwise wirelessly connected.
According to experts, this can be seen as a first step towards the widespread use of quantum computing, or as an element that could be the beginning of the quantum Internet, as it is called.
Two quantum particles create a compound between them, allowing them to communicate with each other even if they are separated by a very long distance. Widespread use of this technology could even be applied to space applications with the remote communication of a vessel that travels to other planets and Earth.
Supposedly, there are no restrictions on the distances separating the two quantum computers that communicate with each other, but this still belongs to the theoretical sphere. Experimentally, scientists have demonstrated that quantum communication between two circuits is possible.
The theory has so far been that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, but quantum teleportation is coming to overturn this data. Changes in a photon on one device appeared almost simultaneously in the photon with which it was ”connected”, which is an extremely interesting finding.
Research has already been published and it is estimated to be one of the most important findings that could affect a not insignificant number of disciplines beyond physics or computing.
Teleporting of information had been done in the past and even at various distances, but the quantum teleportation of information between two electronic circuits is something that is successfully carried out for the first time.