Efficient algorithms for the laboratory discovery of optimal quantum controls

Gabriel Turinici, Claude Le Bris, Herschel Rabitz

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The laboratory closed-loop optimal quantum control, which is expressed as minimizing a suitable cost functional, implemented through an optimization algorithm, was discussed. It was observed that most commonly used search algorithms are variants of genetic algorithms (GA). The GA and simplex algorithm have known global optimization properties, which was found to be less definitive about nature of functional surface. It was found that as a by-product of search for good optimization algorithms, a discrete descent algorithm whose convergence properties provided additional evidence that local minima of cost functional are of good quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number016704
Pages (from-to)016704-1-016704-9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1 2
StatePublished - Jul 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability


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