Issues and Theoretical Tools to Guide the Achievement of Molecular Control
Final rept. 1 Apr 95-31 Jan 98
PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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This research concerned the control of chemical and physical phenomena at the molecular scale. Theoretical design tools were employed, pulling together concepts from engineering, control, and quantum dynamics. The research explored the boundaries of achievable control over molecular-scale event, especially using external optical fields. These studies indicate that a broad spectrum of molecular-scale processes should be amenable to successful laboratory control. In addition, the foundations were established for using similar concepts to extract fundamental Hamiltonian information from associated ultrafast dynamics observations. It is concluded that, in general, various quantum learning control techniques would be most effective for both manipulating molecules and deducing information about their interactions.
- Physical Chemistry