Thursday, June 12, 2008
Quantum-entangled images--two randomly fluctuating pictures separated in space but inextricably linked through their complementary features--have been captured in real-time for the first time. The advance was achieved at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI, College Park, Md.) by a joint research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland. The new method, which is said to be simple to implement compared to earlier attempts, reveals new details in hard-to-see objects. The researchers also generated reams of entangled data that prove useful in future quantum computers, according to JQI researchers Paul Lett and Vincent Boyer.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 11:00 AM