Hybrid quantum control of photodesorption of NO from a metal surface

Kazuyuki Nakagami, Yukiyoshi Ohtsuki, Yuichi Fujimura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)


A hybrid quantum control scheme that combines incoherent excitation processes with coherent excitation processes in desorption induced by multiple electronic transitions (DIMET) is proposed on the basis of optimal control theory. The desorption is induced by hot electrons (incoherent excitation), while the initial configuration and/or kinetic energy of the adsorbate complex is coherently controlled by optimal IR pulses. To show its effectiveness, the results of application of this hybrid control to a 'toy model' representing DIMET of NO/Pt(111) are presented by solving the pulse design equations under the influence of strong dissipation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Hybrid quantum control of photodesorption of NO from a metal surface'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this