Spin–orbit laser mode transfer via a classical analogue of quantum teleportation

B. Pinheiro da Silva, M. Astigarreta Leal, C. E. R. Souza, E. F. Galvao, A. Z. Khoury (Lead / Corresponding author)

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We translate the quantum teleportation protocol into a sequence of coherent operations involving three degrees of freedom of a classical laser beam. The protocol, which we demonstrate experimentally, transfers the polarization state of the input beam to the transverse mode of the output beam. The role of quantum entanglement is played by a non-separable mode describing the path and transverse degrees of freedom. Our protocol illustrates the possibility of new optical applications based on this intriguing classical analogue of quantum entanglement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number055501
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2016


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