News tagged with quantum systems

Quantum copies do new tricks

One of the strange features of quantum information is that, unlike almost every other type of information, it cannot be perfectly copied. For example, it is impossible to take a single photon and make a number of photons ...

Mar 22, 2012 4.2 / 5 (13) 22 | with audio podcast

Quantum eavesdropper steals quantum keys

(PhysOrg.com) -- In quantum cryptography, scientists use quantum mechanical effects to encrypt and then communicate confidential information. Although quantum cryptography codes are unbreakable in principle, even the best ...

Jun 20, 2011 4.6 / 5 (11) 10 | with audio podcast report

Measuring quantum dimensions

(Phys.org) -- A new study from the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) in Barcelona and the University of Bristol has demonstrated how the dimension of an unknown quantum system can be assessed from measurement data alone. ...

Jun 18, 2012 4.6 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast