Active control of the dynamics of atoms and molecules.

  title={Active control of the dynamics of atoms and molecules.},
  author={Robert J. Barro David B. Gordon and Stuart A Rice},
  journal={Annual review of physical chemistry},
There has been much progress in the control of chemical reactions since methods of active control were first proposed by Brumer & Shapiro and by Tannor & Rice ten years ago. This chapter reviews both theoretical and experimental advances in the field. Control schemes based on quantum mechanical interference between competing paths and the manipulation of wave packets with tailored laser pulses are discussed. The theory of optimal control, the limitations of control theory applied to many-body… CONTINUE READING


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