Optimal control of molecular motion expressed through quantum fluid dynamics

Bijoy K. Dey, Herschel Rabitz, Attila Askar

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A quantum fluid-dynamic (QFD) control formulation is presented for optimally manipulating atomic and molecular systems. In QFD the control quantum system is expressed in terms of the probability density ρ and the quantum current j. This choice of variables is motivated by the generally expected slowly varying spatial-temporal dependence of the fluid-dynamical variables. The QFD approach is illustrated for manipulation of the ground electronic state dynamics of HCl induced by an external electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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