Quantum teleportation brings reliable, super-fast networks a step closer

(Image courtesy Hanson Lab at TU Delft.)
(Image courtesy Hanson Lab at TU Delft.)

Scientists at Delft University in the Netherlands have improved the accuracy of a quantum entanglement-based communication channel from one in 100 million in a previous experiment in Maryland to 100 percent today. The information was sent from one solid-state diamond chip to another one, three meters, or ten feet, away.

The results were announced in a recent paper published in Science. Read more about the research here.

Eventually, this research could lead to almost instantaneous, secure, long-distance communications between quantum computing networks and help make it possible to have a hyper-realistic, lag-free, planet-wide virtual reality metaverse. The communication and computing platforms we have today are too slow and laggy for true virtual reality.

Ronald Hanson, who heads up the quantum teleportation research project at Delft, said that he will repeat the experiment again this summer at a distance of 1,300 meters, or eight-tenths of a mile.

“We do all this in a material that can be used to make chips out of,” he said in a statement. “This is important as many believe that only chip-based systems can be scaled up to a practical technology.”

Maria Korolov