Exploring the transition-probability-control landscape of open quantum systems: Application to a two-level case

Fei Yang, Shuang Cong, Ruixing Long, Tak San Ho, Rebing Wu, Herschel Albert Rabitz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper explores the state-to-state transition-probability-control landscape for n-level open quantum systems governed by the Lindblad equation. For generic two-level systems, we show analytically that the control landscape does not possess critical points in the space of square-integrable control fields. Numerical simulations show that for a given target state the transition probability reaches its highest value at a particular finite time, and the corresponding control contains temporal subpulses, similar to that for the time optimal control of analogous closed quantum systems with unbounded controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033420
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Exploring the transition-probability-control landscape of open quantum systems: Application to a two-level case'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this