The quantum optimal control of isomerization in the presence of a competing dissociation channel is simulated on a two-dimensional model. The control of isomerization of a hydrogen atom is achieved through vibrational transitions on the ground-state surface as well as with the aid of an excited-state surface. The effects of different competing dissociation channel configurations on the isomerization control are explored. Suppression of the competing dissociation dynamics during the isomerization control on the ground-state surface becomes easier with an increase in the spatial separation between the isomerization and dissociation regions and with a decrease in the dissociation channel width. Isomerization control first involving transfer of amplitude to an excited-state surface is less influenced by the dissociation channel configuration on the ground-state surface, even in cases where the excited-state surface allows for a moderate spreading of the excited wave packet.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry