Quantum control of isotope-selective molecular orientation

Yuzuru Kurosaki, Keiichi Yokoyama, Yukiyoshi Ohtsuki

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We investigate quantum control of isotope-selective molecular orientation using optimal control theory. The target in this study is to inversely orient two isotopologues, 7Li37Cl and 7Li35Cl, along the field polarization vector. The Hamiltonian includes dipole and polarization interactions and we prepare two laser sources, one of which is responsible for resonant transitions through the dipole interaction and the other is stronger and responsible for nonresonant transitions through the polarization interaction. Total time of the control pulse is set to twice the rotational period that is defined as the inverse of the J = 1 ← 0 transition frequency (J: the rotational quantum number). As a result of the calculation at 0 K, an optimal field leads to the expectation values of cosθ (θ: the angle between the field polarization vector and the molecular axis) for the two isotopologues, 0.76 and -0.78, indicating that the control is successful. It is found that in the optimal field the resonant and nonresonant pulses cooperatively interact with the molecules to enhance the control efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, ICCMSE 2021
EditorsTheodore Simos, Theodore Simos, Theodore Simos, Charalambos Tsitouras, Zacharoula Kalogiratou, Theodore Monovasilis
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735442474
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov 23
EventInternational Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2021, ICCMSE 2021 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 2021 Sept 42021 Sept 7

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2021, ICCMSE 2021


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