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For questions about common misconceptions related to the use of entanglement or other quantum mechanical properties to achieve faster-than-light information transmission.

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Does measurement in different bases allow for FTL communication?

Imagine for a moment that we could distinguish between arbitrary quantum states. We’ll show that this implies the ability to communicate faster than light, using entan- glement. Suppose Alice and Bob ...
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Why can't we use a two-qubit entangled state to send information faster than light? [duplicate]

I think this question is more suitable for physics, but I am using a quantum computing example to understand why this should not work. Note that I am not a physicist and I know only the basics of ...
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Superluminal communication via entanglement transceivers

I know that this has been disregarded but I could not follow up since I'm new and it's an old post anyway. I understand the reason that superluminal communication via entanglement won't work. Is that ...
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Can joint measurement be achieved in two labs far apart?

Consider the following scenario: Alice and Bob are in two labs far apart, and they each have one qubit. Can joint measurement (for bipartite projective measurement, they are measurements that cannot ...
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Why does quantum distinguishability ensure no faster-than-light communication?

On page 56-57 in Nielsen and Chuang, for a proposed scenario, it's said that: if Bob had access to a device that could distinguish the four states $|0\rangle$, $|1\rangle$, $|+\rangle$, $|−\rangle$ ...
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Quantum indistinguishability using density operators

There is something that bugs me concerning the use of density matrices. For instance, to argue that quantum teleportation does not spread an information faster than light, Nielsen and Chuang state the ...
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Does entanglement allow enhanced communication efficiency?

From what I gather, communication is not possible with quantum mechanics. With the experiment on teleportation, entanglement is referred to as coordination and not communication. However, my belief is ...
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Does the Lieb-Robinson bound constrain the speed of entanglement information transmission?

I just learned from the existence of the theoretical Lieb-Robinson bound, which indicates that the speed at which information can be propagated in non-relativistic quantum systems cannot exceed this ...
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Faster than light data transmission using entanglement [duplicate]

I am not a scientist, so that's why I've come hopefully find out if this would be possible. Ok, so I started learning about quantum entanglement and I stumbled upon an idea for instant data ...
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Can we teleport a human or send information faster than light using quantum teleportation?

What does quantum teleportation mean? Is it something that will allow us to send information faster than the light? Can we teleport a human with it?
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Quantum entanglement for faster-than-light (FTL) network communication?

Quantum entanglement is 2 atoms that are paired together and when you stop one from spinning the other also stops with the same spin. Can you use these pairs to have faster-than-light (FTL) ...
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