Accession Number : ADA309000

Title :   Optimally Controlled Molecular Dynamics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 91-31 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Rabitz, Herschel

PDF Url : ADA309000

Report Date : 26 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This research concerned the development of theoretical tools to design optical fields for the manipulation of molecular-scale dynamical events. Key advances emanating from this research are as follows: (1) The rigorous foundations for control of quantum phenomena were established. (2) A family of numerical algorithms was created for implementing laser designs for manipulating molecular motion. (3) It was demonstrated that adaptive feedback control at ultrafast molecular time scales can overcome inherent theoretical and laboratory uncertainties. (4) Foundations for a comprehensive algorithm for control, as well as inversion, of molecular dynamical processes was established as a basis for future research. The report highlights these developments, as well as a variety of inter-related advances in the domain of molecular control theory. The results of this study are expected to open up ensuing laboratory research in the field.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PROPERTIES, *ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DYNAMICS, *MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, ALGORITHMS, LABORATORY TESTS, HIGH RATE, MOLECULES, QUANTUM THEORY, MOTION, LASERS, SCALE, FEEDBACK, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, CONTROL THEORY.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Computer Programming and Software
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE