Spacetime replication of continuous-variable quantum information

Combining the relativistic speed limit on transmitting information with linearity and unitarity of quantum mechanics leads to a relativistic extension of the no-cloning principle called spacetime replication of quantum information. We introduce continuous-variable spacetime-replication protocols, expressed in a Gaussian-state basis, that build on novel homologically constructed continuous-variable quantum error correcting codes. Compared to qubit encoding, our continuous-variable solution requires half as many shares per encoded system. We show an explicit construction for the five-mode case and how it can be implemented experimentally. As well we analyze the ramifications of finite squeezing on the protocol. Reference: Patrick Hayden, Sepehr Nezami, Grant Salton & Barry C. Sanders, New Journal of Physics (accepted) arXiv:1601.02544.