Demonstration of local teleportation using classical entanglement
Diego Guzman-Silva, Robert Brüning, Felix Zimmermann, Christian Vetter, Markus Gräfe, Matthias Heinrich, Stefan Nolte, Michael Duparré, Andrea Aiello, Marco Ornigotti and Alexander Szameit
Article first published online: 11 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201500252
The authors present an extension of the concept of teleportation beyond the realm of quantum mechanics. The implementation is based on classically entangled beams of light solely. Teleportation has always been implicitly assumed to be inherently nonlocal, and therefore exclusive to quantum systems. The paper shows that this is not completely correct, as entanglement, rather than non-locality, is what defines teleportation, and non-locality only discriminates between its classical and quantum realizations.