Quantum wavefunction controllability

Gabriel Turinici, Herschel Rabitz

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Abstract

Theoretical results are presented on the ability to arbitrarily steer about a wavefunction for a quantum system under time-dependent external field control. Criteria on the field free Hamiltonian and the field coupling term in the Hamiltonian are presented that assure full wavefunction controllability. Numerical simulations are given to illustrate the criteria. A discussion on the theoretical and practical relationship between dynamical conservation laws and controllability is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics
Volume267
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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