Boost for the Quantum Internet

QCI-CAT partner University of Innsbruck published a paper in which they describe the success of demonstrating a quantum repeater node at telecom wavelengths. This finding has huge potential for realizing the so-called quantum internet and quantum key distribution over long distances (up to 800km, which would allow an entanglement distribution from Vienna to Innsbruck).

The quantum team under the supervision of Ben Lanyon, a theoretical physicist at the Department of Experimental Physics and a close associate to QCI-CAT, will use these results in the QCI-CAT project and hence help to demonstrate a QKD distribution on a pure quantum level. 

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