Robust control of quantum systems in the presence of field fluctuations

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The impact of control field fluctuations on the optimal manipulation of quantum dynamics phenomena is investigated. The presence of significant field fluctuations is shown to break down the evolution into a sequence of partially coherent robust steps. Robustness occurs because the optimization process reduces sensitivity to noise-driven quantum system fluctuations. This process takes advantage of the observable expectation value being bilinear in the evolution operator and its adjoint. The consequences of this inherent robustness bodes well for the future success of closed loop quantum optimal control experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
EventNoise and Information in Nanoelectronics, Sensors, and Standards - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2003Jun 4 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Laser fields
  • Laser noise
  • Optimal control
  • Quantum control


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