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Training Schrödinger’s cat: quantum optimal control

Training Schrödinger’s cat: quantum optimal control
Training Schrödinger’s cat: quantum optimal control
It is control that turns scientific knowledge into useful technology: in physics and engineering it
provides a systematic way for driving a dynamical system from a given initial state into a desired target
state with minimized expenditure of energy and resources. As one of the cornerstones for enabling quantum
technologies, optimal quantum control keeps evolving and expanding into areas as diverse as quantumenhanced
sensing, manipulation of single spins, photons, or atoms, optical spectroscopy, photochemistry,
magnetic resonance (spectroscopy as well as medical imaging), quantum information processing and quantum
simulation. In this communication, state-of-the-art quantum control techniques are reviewed and put
into perspective by a consortium of experts in optimal control theory and applications to spectroscopy,
imaging, as well as quantum dynamics of closed and open systems. We address key challenges and sketch
a roadmap for future developments.
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Glaser, Steffen J., Boscain, Ugo, Calarco, Tommaso, Koch, Christiane P., Köckenberger, Walter, Kosloff, Ronnie, Kuprov, Ilya, Luy, Burkhard, Schirmer, Sophie, Schulte-Herbrüggen, Thomas, Sugny, Dominique and Wilhelm, Frank K. (2015) Training Schrödinger’s cat: quantum optimal control. The European Physical Journal D, 69 (12), 1-24. (doi:10.1140/epjd/e2015-60464-1).

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Abstract

It is control that turns scientific knowledge into useful technology: in physics and engineering it
provides a systematic way for driving a dynamical system from a given initial state into a desired target
state with minimized expenditure of energy and resources. As one of the cornerstones for enabling quantum
technologies, optimal quantum control keeps evolving and expanding into areas as diverse as quantumenhanced
sensing, manipulation of single spins, photons, or atoms, optical spectroscopy, photochemistry,
magnetic resonance (spectroscopy as well as medical imaging), quantum information processing and quantum
simulation. In this communication, state-of-the-art quantum control techniques are reviewed and put
into perspective by a consortium of experts in optimal control theory and applications to spectroscopy,
imaging, as well as quantum dynamics of closed and open systems. We address key challenges and sketch
a roadmap for future developments.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 September 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 December 2015
Published date: December 2015
Organisations: Computational Systems Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance

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Local EPrints ID: 395549
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/395549
ISSN: 1434-6060
PURE UUID: 4d41571e-e0ff-4294-b0bd-535c080c88e9
ORCID for Ilya Kuprov: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-2682

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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2016 08:27
Last modified: 17 Jul 2019 19:47

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