Optimal dynamic detection of explosives

D. S. Moore, Herschel Rabitz, S. D. McGrane, M. T. Greenfield, R. J. Scharff, R. E. Chalmers, J. Roslund

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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We are utilizing control of molecular processes at the quantum level via the best capabilities of recent laser technology and recent discoveries in optimal shaping of laser pulses to significantly enhance the standoff detection of explosives. Optimal dynamic detection of explosives (ODD-Ex) is a methodology whereby laser pulses are optimally shaped to simultaneously enhance the sensitivity and selectivity of any of a wide variety of spectroscopic methods for explosives signatures while reducing the influence of noise and environmental perturbations. We discuss here recent results using complementary ODD-Ex methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII
StatePublished - 2011
EventChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 26 2011Apr 28 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherChemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Closed-loop optimization
  • Coherent control
  • Detection
  • Dynamic nonlinear
  • Explosives
  • Ultrafast lasers


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