Coherent control of quantum dynamics: The dream is alive

Warren S. Warren, Herschel Rabitz, Mohammed Dahleh

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Current experimental and theoretical progress toward the goal of controlling quantum dynamics is summarized. Two key developments have now revitalized the field. First, appropriate ultrafast laser pulse shaping capabilities have only recently become practical. Second, the introduction of engineering control concepts has put the required theoretical framework on a rigorous foundation. Extrapolations to determine what is realistically possible are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1581-1589
Number of pages9
Issue number5101
StatePublished - 1993

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