Quantum optimal control of ozone isomerization

Maxim Artamonov, Tak San Ho, Herschel Rabitz

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We present a feasibility study of ozone isomerization based on a recent ab initio potential energy surface and a model Hamiltonian constructed by holding the bond lengths constant and using the valence angle as the isomerization coordinate. Optimal control theory is used to find an electric field that drives isomerization with a yield of 95% to the symmetric metastable triangular form of ozone. A frequency filter is applied as an additional spectral constraint limiting the field bandwidth. A post-facto analysis is performed showing a degree of inherent robustness of the isomerization yield to field noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-222
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Oct 25 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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