Quantum communication breakthrough to enable secure data transmission across optical fibre networks

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Two entangled photons - one in polarisation and the other in orbital angular momentum. Image credit: Wits University
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Two entangled photons - one in polarisation and the other in orbital angular momentum. Image credit: Wits University

Researchers demonstrate multi-dimensional quantum communications with twisted light down legacy fibre networks

A joint team of researchers from South Africa and China has demonstrated that it is possible to transmit multiple quantum patterns of twisted light across conventional fibre networks. Normally, such...

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