Manipulating quantum pathways on the fly

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Scopus citations


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
Issue number22
StatePublished - May 29 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Manipulating quantum pathways on the fly'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this