A team of Danish physicists has taken a crucial step towards an Internet that is faster and more secure than what we know today. The researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have created an atomic memory that, in time, will be able to break the limits for Internet communication. The team’s breakthrough was published in the prominent journal, Nature, on 25 November 2004.
From Internet to Quantum Internet
The Internet is getting faster and faster – something which we all take for granted. However, communication on the Internet takes place via tiny pulses of light that are constantly becoming weaker as the network handles the increasing flow of information. Soon, we will reach the limit for how weak the pulses can be and still be able to function as information carriers. When that happens, we will have reached the limit for the Internet as we know it today.
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