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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23126–23137

Experimental quantum teleportation over a high-loss free-space channel

Xiao-song Ma, Sebastian Kropatschek, William Naylor, Thomas Scheidl, Johannes Kofler, Thomas Herbst, Anton Zeilinger, and Rupert Ursin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23126-23137 (2012)

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We present a high-fidelity quantum teleportation experiment over a high-loss free-space channel between two laboratories. We teleported six states of three mutually unbiased bases and obtained an average state fidelity of 0.82(1), well beyond the classical limit of 2/3. With the obtained data, we tomographically reconstructed the process matrices of quantum teleportation. The free-space channel attenuation of 31 dB corresponds to the estimated attenuation regime for a down-link from a low-earth-orbit satellite to a ground station. We also discussed various important technical issues for future experiments, including the dark counts of single-photon detectors, coincidence-window width etc. Our experiment tested the limit of performing quantum teleportation with state-of-the-art resources. It is an important step towards future satellite-based quantum teleportation and paves the way for establishing a worldwide quantum communication network.

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OCIS Codes
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Xiao-song Ma, Sebastian Kropatschek, William Naylor, Thomas Scheidl, Johannes Kofler, Thomas Herbst, Anton Zeilinger, and Rupert Ursin, "Experimental quantum teleportation over a high-loss free-space channel," Opt. Express 20, 23126-23137 (2012)

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