Optimal use of laser resources for molecular detection

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Abstract

Similar molecules or materials have comparable composition, structure, and other properties thus making them difficult to discriminate for purposes of detection. Although the species may be spectrally similar, they each could have significantly different (quantum) dynamical behavior for detection. Optimal dynamic discrimination (ODD) aims to maximally draw out the differences among similar species by manipulating their molecular dynamics with optimized radiation resources. The highest degrees of discrimination arise upon exploiting control of the quantum dynamics of the species. Theoretical analysis shows that quantum systems differing even infinitesimally in character may be distinguished by means of their dynamics when acted upon by a suitably shaped control field. Simulations have demonstrated the capabilities of optimal discrimination in the presence of laser-pulse noise, signal detection errors, and imperfect signal detection resolution. Recent experiments have demonstrated the feasibility of ODD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781557529725
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 14 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013

Other

Other2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/9/136/14/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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