Teaching lasers to control molecules

Richard S. Judson, Herschel Albert Rabitz

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Abstract

We simulate a method to teach a laser pulse sequences to excite specified molecular states. We use a learning procedure to direct the production of pulses based on fitness information provided by a laboratory measurement device. Over a series of pulses the algorithm learns an optimal sequence. The experimental apparatus, which consists of a laser, a sample of molecules and a measurement device, acts as an analog computer that solves Schrödingers equation n/Iexactly, in real time. We simulate an apparatus that learns to excite specified rotational states in a diatomic molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1500-1503
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume68
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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