Optimal design of external fields for controlling molecular motion: application to rotation

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A general discussion of quantum controllability leads to the specific focus of this work, namely the use of tailored radiation to excite rotational states, either specific |JM„ÄČ states or superposition states which correspond to a high degree of molecular orientation. It is shown that starting from the |00> state it is in principle possible to produce any eigenstate or superposition state given a long enough pulse and specific examples are presented. Highly ordered states, which are useful in a variety of spectroscopic applications, can be prepared by realistic tailored microwave fields. © 1990.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Judson, RS; Lehmann, KK; Rabitz, H; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 223 / C

Start / End Page

  • 425 - 456

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-2860

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-2860(90)80485-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus