Phys. Lett. A 372
, 5666 (2008)
Quantum teleportation of a cat-state via attenuated quantum channel using only threshold detectors
Nguyen Ba An, Ho Ngoc Phien
An experimental scheme is proposed for faithful teleportation of a unknown optical cat-state via attenuated quantum channel due to energy loss or photon absorption during the process of entanglement sharing. The scheme is probabilistic, yet conclusive, and the effective classical communication costs just Log2 3 bits, instead of five bits which are necessary for full record of the measurement outcome. The scheme uses only threshold (i.e., yes/no) detectors so that exact photon counting is not needed. However, it requires application of a nonlinear element called cross-phase modulator. Feasibility of the scheme is also discussed with respect to EIT-based modern techniques.