China succeeded to end a record-breaking study on transmission of entangled photons. The experiment took place between Earth and suborbital space. This type of phenomenon was at the level of mere theory until recently. The employments of these findings can revolutionize global telecommunications in key aspects such as security and speed.
Split Entangled Photons Can Send Any Transmission Instantly
Science publication released a new research paper last Friday that has the potential to end up being a groundbreaking discovery. This study focuses on entanglement. This is an odd phenomenon that links electrons or photons in such a way that all their quantum versions exist at the same time. When this event occurs, the state of one element can be described by the state of another one.
This odd phenomenon makes it easy for all particles to take up the exact state of the original. This means that they can communicate with one another no matter how far they are from one another. Einstein himself didn’t have the necessary technology to understand this entanglement. Thus, he ended up calling it “spooky action at a distance.”
The New Communication Technology Can Automatically Create a Sturdy Layer of Security
This type of experiment can write a new evolutionary chapter for the communications industry. Thanks to such split entangled photons, the world could send messages instantly from one side to the other. The lead author of this paper, Jian-Wei Pan, together with his colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China reported a successful such transmission. The experiment spanned a distance of 745 miles which is ten times larger than the previous record of 62 miles.
One of the great perks of offering the people a quantum communication line is the ease with which this technology can provide security. If someone were to eavesdrop on such a line, the users would be alerted of this indiscretion in an instant. This is because the particles will enter a disruptive state if this happens. The next stage of this project is creating satellites for quantum communication.
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