Systematically identifying mechanisms in the control of quantum dynamics

Herschel Rabitz, Abhra Mitra

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This paper introduces a method to quantitatively determine the various pathways taken by a quantum system ill going from the initial state to the fin al target. The mechanism is revealed by encoding a signal in the system Hamiltonian and decoding the resultant nonlinear distortion of the signal in the system time evolution operator , The relevant interfering pathways determined by this analysis give insight into the physical mechanisms operative during the evolution of the quantum system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003
Event2nd IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control 2003 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Apr 3 2003Apr 5 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


  • Control theory
  • Mechanism
  • Quantum mechanics
  • System identification


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