Experimental quantum teleportation of propagating microwaves

Kirill G. Fedorov*, Michael Renger, Stefan Pogorzalek, Roberto Di Candia, Qiming Chen, Yuki Nojiri, Kunihiro Inomata, Yasunobu Nakamura, Matti Partanen, Achim Marx, Rudolf Gross, Frank Deppe

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The field of quantum communication promises to provide efficient and unconditionally secure ways to exchange information, particularly, in the form of quantum states. Meanwhile, recent breakthroughs in quantum computation with superconducting circuits trigger a demand for quantum communication channels between spatially separated superconducting processors operating at microwave frequencies. In pursuit of this goal, we demonstrate the unconditional quantum teleportation of propagating coherent microwave states by exploiting two-mode squeezing and analog feedforward over a macroscopic distance of d = 0.42 m. We achieve a teleportation fidelity of F = 0.689 ± 0.004, exceeding the asymptotic no-cloning threshold. Thus, the quantum nature of the teleported states is preserved, opening the avenue toward unconditional security in microwave quantum communication.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0891
Number of pages7
JournalScience Advances
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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