On teleportation of a completely unknown state of relativistic photon

Citation
R. Laiho et al., On teleportation of a completely unknown state of relativistic photon, PHYS LETT A, 278(1-2), 2000, pp. 9-18
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS A
ISSN journal
0375-9601 → ACNP
Volume
278
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
9 - 18
Database
ISI
SICI code
0375-9601(200012)278:1-2<9:OTOACU>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
The process of teleportation of a completely unknown single-photon relativi stic state is considered. Analysis of the relativistic case reveals that th e teleportation as it is understood in the non-relativistic quantum mechani cs is impossible if no a priori information on the state to be teleported i s available, It is only possible to speak of the amplitude of the propagati on of the field (taking into account the measurement procedure) since the e xistence of a common vacuum state together with the microcausality principl e (the field operators commutation relations) make the concept of the propa gation amplitude for the individual subsystems physically meaningless. When partial a priori information is available (for example, only the polarizat ion state of the photon is unknown while its spatial state is specified bef orehand), the teleportation does become possible in the relativistic case. In that case the a priori information can be used to "label" the identical particles to make them effectively distinguishable. (C) 2000 Elsevier Scien ce B.V. All rights reserved.