Optimal discrimination of multiple quantum systems: Controllability analysis

Gabriel Turinici, Viswanath Ramakhrishna, Baiqing Li, Herschel Rabitz

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A theoretical study is presented concerning the ability to dynamically discriminate between members of a set of different (but possibly similar) quantum systems. This discrimination is analysed in terms of independently and simultaneously steering about the wavefunction of each component system to a target state of interest using a tailored control (i.e. laser) field. Controllability criteria are revealed and their applicability is demonstrated in simple cases. Discussion is also presented in some uncontrollable cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-282
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 9 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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