Quantum wavefunction controllability

Gabriel Turinici, Herschel Rabitz

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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
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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