Quantum control of tightly competitive product channels

Matthias Roth, Laurent Guyon, Jonathan Roslund, Véronique Boutou, Francois Courvoisier, Jean Pierre Wolf, Herschel Rabitz

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Fundamental selectivity limits of quantum control are pushed by introducing laser driven optimal dynamic discrimination to create distinguishing excitations on two nearly identical flavin molecules. Even with modest spectral resources, significant specificity is achieved with optimal pulse shapes, which amplify small molecular differences to create distinct, identifying signals. Rather than being a hindrance, system complexity appears to aid the control process and augments control field capability, which bodes well for implementation of quantum control in a variety of demanding applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number253001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 22 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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