Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries and advances every day. This is the case of a team of scientist specialized in quantum physics who succeeded in teleporting a qutrit. A qutrit is a fragment of quantum information which is based on three states. This innovation establishes a new step towards the improvement of quantum computing and communication.
To understand quantum teleportation, we must delve into what quantum information is composed of. Firstly, there are bits of classical computing. They are the smallest data units and find themselves into two states: 0 and 1.
We step up a bit, and we find the qubits of quantum computing. They also find themselves into two states, 0 and 1, but in comparison with bits that can be one or the other, qubits can be both at the same time. Qutrits are a notch higher in complexity and can be 0, 1, or 2, at the same time.
Quantum Teleportation Achieved By Scientists With A Qutrit
Quantum teleportation does not refer to the standard meaning of ‘teleportation.’ Quantum teleportation makes possible the transfer of quantum information from one place to another. This occurrence is called quantum entanglement. Two quantum particles can intertwine in such a way that one particle exposes the features of the other regardless of the distance between them.
An advantage of such data exchange is that we could be able to create unhackable internet networks as any kind of intrusion or tampering of the connection instantly leads to the disintegration of the information itself.
Qutrit quantum teleportation is in its earliest stages with the connections between particles low and inefficient, but researchers are optimistic that it won’t be long until this experiment has better results. Researchers also believe that after qutrits, they could also use ququarts to step up their game and be a stepping stone for quantum technology applications in high dimensions.
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