Optimal design of external fields for controlling molecular motion: application to rotation

R. S. Judson, K. K. Lehmann, H. Rabitz, W. S. Warren

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Abstract

A general discussion of quantum controllability leads to the specific focus of this work, namely the use of tailored radiation to excite rotational states, either specific |JM〉 states or superposition states which correspond to a high degree of molecular orientation. It is shown that starting from the |00> state it is in principle possible to produce any eigenstate or superposition state given a long enough pulse and specific examples are presented. Highly ordered states, which are useful in a variety of spectroscopic applications, can be prepared by realistic tailored microwave fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-456
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Volume223
Issue numberC
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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