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Manipulating Quantum Pathways on the Fly

Author(s): Rey-de-Castro, Roberto; Leghtas, Zaki; Rabitz, Herschel

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Abstract: The expectation value of a quantum system observable can be written as a sum over interfering pathway amplitudes. In this Letter, we demonstrate for the fist time adaptive manipulation of quantum pathways using the Hamiltonian encoding-observable decoding (HE-OD) technique. The principles of HE-OD are illustrated for population transfer in atomic rubidium using shaped femtosecond laser pulses. The ability to manipulate multiple pathway amplitudes is of fundamental importance in all quantum control applications.
Publication Date: 29-May-2013
Citation: Rey-de-Castro, Roberto, Leghtas, Zaki, Rabitz, Herschel. (2013). Manipulating Quantum Pathways on the Fly. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 110 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.223601
DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.223601
ISSN: 0031-9007
Pages: 223601-1 - 223601-5
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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