Laser control of ultrafast dynamics at conical intersections

Yukiyoshi Ohtsuki, Wolfgang Domcke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Laser control of molecular dynamics actively exploits the coherence of laser pulses in addition to their high intensity and well-defined power spectrum. These properties of laser pulses are encoded in a molecular wave function to create an objective state using constructive quantum interference, while undesirable populations are minimized by using destructive interference. The same principles of manipulating quantum interference are employed in various research areas ranging from control of chemical reactions to quantum information processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConical Intersections
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Computation and Experiment
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9789814313452
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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