A reduced dimensional control dynamics formulation is presented for an arbitrary number of degrees of freedom. The traditional control feedback partial differential equation now becomes a small set of ordinary differential equations amenable to efficient numerical solution. This approach is capable of finding optimal solutions with only a few feedback iterations, thereby dramatically reducing the effort to obtain control designs. As an example, the reduced formalism is applied to selective dissociation of a triatomic molecule.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics