Physicists at ETH Zurich have for the first time successfully teleported information in a solid state system. The researchers used a device similar to a conventional computer chip.

The team teleported the data across a distance of about six millimeters, from one corner of a chip to the opposite one. The technique was shown to be possible without transporting the physical object carrying the information itself from the sender’s to the receiver’s corner.

In a next step, the physicists plan to increase the distance between the sender and receiver in their device. The scientists say they will try to teleport information from one chip to another. In the long term, the goal will be to explore whether quantum communication can be realized over longer distances with electronic circuits, more comparable to those achieved today with optical systems.


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