Explicit generation of unitary transformations in a single atom or molecule


Journal Article

A constructive procedure for generating a prescribed unitary transform via the optically driven evolution of a multilevel atom is described. Assuming a clean separation of the coupled levels, the procedure employs the rotating wave approximation together with a decomposition of a unitary matrix into simpler matrix factors with specified structure. Applications to state preparation and observation are also provided.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramakrishna, V; Ober, R; Sun, X; Steuernagel, O; Botina, J; Rabitz, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 321061 - 321066

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-2947

Citation Source

  • Scopus