Optimal control of charge transfer

Jan Werschnik*, E. K.U. Gross

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In this work, we investigate how and to which extent a quantum system can be driven along a prescribed path in space by a suitably tailored laser pulse. The laser field is calculated with the help of quantum optimal control theory employing a time-dependent formulation for the control target. Within a two-dimensional (2D) model system we have successfully optimized laser fields for two distinct charge transfer processes. The resulting laser fields can be understood as a complicated interplay of different excitation and de-excitation processes in the quantum system.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials V
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventPhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 15 Aug 200617 Aug 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferencePhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials V
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Pulse shaping
  • Quantum control
  • Quantum optimal control theory
  • Quantum transport


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