The capability to reliably transmit and store quantum information is an essential building block for future quantum networks and processors. Gauging the ability of a communication link or quantum memory to preserve quantum correlations is therefore vital for their technological application. Here, we experimentally demonstrate a measurement-device-independent protocol for certifying that an unknown channel acts as an entanglement-preserving channel. Our results show that, even under realistic experimental conditions, including imperfect single-photon sources and the various kinds of noise-in the channel or in detection-where other verification means would fail or become inefficient, the present verification protocol is still capable of affirming the quantum behavior in a faithful manner with minimal trust on the measurement device.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)