10 January 2020
Researchers from the National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures of the Nanjing University developed drones which in the future could be usable in a mobile quantum network for the purpose of on-demand and real-time coverage at different time and space scales, from local-area network to wide-area network with a reach of hundreds of kilometers or more. DuringĀ a firstĀ test, the experts realize a mobile entanglement distribution to connect two ground locations in up to 200 m distance. In the future, such mobile network can interconnect with the satellites and fiber networks for further extension, which will finally form a practical, multifunctional global quantum network.
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Link to paper in National Science Review