Why does controlling quantum phenomena appear easy to achieve?

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Abstract

The introduction of optimal control theory and associated optimal control experiments have produced many successful results for manipulating quantum systems including those of high complexity. This paper discusses the reason for this attractive behavior, revealing that the search space landscape for maximizing the probability of making a quantum transition has no false extrema. Although real systems may not be fully controllable, this result provides the basis to explain the generally successful findings from quantum optimal control simulations and experiments, as well as provides a very positive projection of the future for the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputation in Modern Science and Engineering - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007 (ICCMSE 2007)
Pages249-251
Number of pages3
Edition2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventInternational Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007, ICCMSE 2007 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: Sep 25 2007Sep 30 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Number2
Volume963
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007, ICCMSE 2007
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period9/25/079/30/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • And
  • Contro
  • Dynamics
  • Quantum

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    Rabitz, H. A. (2007). Why does controlling quantum phenomena appear easy to achieve? In Computation in Modern Science and Engineering - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering 2007 (ICCMSE 2007) (2 ed., pp. 249-251). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 963, No. 2). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2836054