This thesis is concerned with variations on, and improvements to, optical strategies of implementing quantum teleportation. In particular, I investigate four continuous variable teleportation schemes. Two schemes are based upon number-phase entanglement between two coupled harmonic oscillator modes. Joint measurements of number and phase on the coupled states are the basis for the protocols. The effects of phase decoherence on output quality are analysed and an equivalent classical protocol is introduced. The two remaining schemes improve and extend standard continuous variable teleportation. In one, coincidence measurements on the two-mode squeezed vacuum condition the entanglement resource, improving the efficacy of the protocol. In the other, the measurements made by the sender and displacements performed by the receiver are tailored to make more efficient use of the available information. In each case the protocol is described and relevant output
parameters derived. The trends in output quality with respect to input parameters are interpreted and discussed.