Manipulating quantum pathways on the fly

Roberto Rey-De-Castro, Zaki Leghtas, Herschel Rabitz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number223601
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume110
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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