Research on optimal control of quantum systems has been severely restricted by the lack of experimentally feasible control pulses. Here, to overcome this obstacle, optimal control is considered with the help of chirped pulses. Simulated annealing is used as the optimizing procedure. The examples treated are pulsed population inversion between electronic levels, and optimization of vibronic excitation in the presence of another electronic level. In the problem of population inversion effective potentials of displaced harmonic oscillators are used. For optimizing vibronic excitation the CsI model potential is used.
Bibliographical noteCopyright (1993) by the American Physical Society.
- ANALYTICAL SHAPES
- FEMTOSECOND OPTICAL PULSES
- INFRARED-LASER PULSES
- UNIMOLECULAR REACTIONS
- SELECTIVE VIBRATIONAL-EXCITATION
- MODEL SIMULATIONS
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