Quantum teleportation of a polarization state with a complete bell state measurement

Phys Rev Lett. 2001 Feb 12;86(7):1370-3. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.1370.


We report a quantum teleportation experiment in which nonlinear interactions are used for the Bell state measurements. The experimental results demonstrate the working principle of irreversibly teleporting an unknown arbitrary polarization state from one system to another distant system by disassembling into and then later reconstructing from purely classical information and nonclassical EPR correlations. The distinct feature of this experiment is that all four Bell states can be distinguished in the Bell state measurement. Teleportation of a polarization state can thus occur with certainty in principle.