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Quantum optimal control pathways of ozone isomerization dynamics subject to competing dissociation: A two-state one-dimensional model

Author(s): Kurosaki, Yuzuru; Ho, Tak-San; Rabitz, Herschel

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Abstract: We construct a two-state one-dimensional reaction-path model for ozone open -> cyclic isomerization dynamics. The model is based on the intrinsic reaction coordinate connecting the cyclic and open isomers with the O-2 + O asymptote on the ground-state (1)A’ potential energy surface obtained with the high-level ab initio method. Using this two-state model time-dependent wave packet optimal control simulations are carried out. Two possible pathways are identified along with their respective band-limited optimal control fields; for pathway 1 the wave packet initially associated with the open isomer is first pumped into a shallow well on the excited electronic state potential curve and then driven back to the ground electronic state to form the cyclic isomer, whereas for pathway 2 the corresponding wave packet is excited directly to the primary well of the excited state potential curve. The simulations reveal that the optimal field for pathway 1 produces a final yield of nearly 100% with substantially smaller intensity than that obtained in a previous study [Y. Kurosaki, M. Artamonov, T.-S. Ho, and H. Rabitz, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 044306 (2009)] using a single-state one-dimensional model. Pathway 2, due to its strong coupling to the dissociation channel, is less effective than pathway 1. The simulations also show that nonlinear field effects due to molecular polarizability and hyperpolarizability are small for pathway 1 but could become significant for pathway 2 because much higher field intensity is involved in the latter. The results suggest that a practical control may be feasible with the aid of a few lowly excited electronic states for ozone isomerization. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
Publication Date: 28-Feb-2014
Electronic Publication Date: 25-Feb-2014
Citation: Kurosaki, Yuzuru, Ho, Tak-San, Rabitz, Herschel. (2014). Quantum optimal control pathways of ozone isomerization dynamics subject to competing dissociation: A two-state one-dimensional model. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 140 (10.1063/1.4865813
DOI: doi:10.1063/1.4865813
ISSN: 0021-9606
EISSN: 1089-7690
Pages: 084305-1 - 084305-12
Type of Material: Journal Article
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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