Scientists have just captured an image of two quantum entangled photons, the first time the bizarre phenomenon was recorded with a camera.
The picture shows two photons joined together, quantum entanglement, which means that they immediately respond to changes that occur in one another, even if they are separated by a large physical distance, according to the Friday Science Advances published study. This first photographic evidence of entanglement could help scientists better understand new technologies, New Atlas reported as quantum computer or cryptography.
Taking the picture was therefore no easy task for research. The physicists at the University of Glasgow set up a camera to record 40,000 images per second of experimental setup, which they stored in pitch-black color at -30 degrees Celsius. They then had to comb through thousands of frames to find signs of entanglement.
"The picture we took is an elegant demonstration of a fundamental characteristic of nature that was first seen in the form of an image," said Glasgow physicist Paul-Antoine Moreau to New Atlas . "It is an exciting result that could be used to advance the emerging field of the quantum computer and lead to new types of imaging."
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