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Augmented Lagrangian method for optimal laser control
Author(s): Hai Shen; Jean-Pierre Dussault; Andre D. Bandrauk
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Paper Abstract

We use penalty methods derived from Augmented Lagrangians coupled with unitary exponential operator methods to solve the optimal control problem for molecular time-dependent Schodinger equations involving laser pulse excitations. A stable numerical algorithm is presented which propagates directly from initial states to given final states. Results are reported for an analytically solvable model for the complete inversion of a three-state system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2124, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178126
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Hai Shen, Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)
Jean-Pierre Dussault, Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)
Andre D. Bandrauk, Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2124:
Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II
John W. Hepburn, Editor(s)

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