Optimal experiment design is used to collect a data set for the complete reconstruction of the vibrational quantum state of diatomic potassium molecules with maximum accuracy and a minimum number of experiments. The optimal configuration of experimental settings is obtained by minimizing the Cramér-Rao lower bound to the accuracy, which is attained in our reconstruction. The quantum state is reconstructed from the data set using maximum-likelihood estimation. Both optimal experiment design and maximum-likelihood estimation are solved efficiently as convex optimization problems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 14 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics