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Control of quantum phenomena through evolutionary engineering: let the system do the thinking
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Paper Abstract

We discuss a successful application of evolutionary algorithms and femtosecond pulse-shaping technology to the coherent control of quantum phenomena. After a brief review of the field of quantum control, we show how evolutionary algorithms provide an effective and, so far, the only general solution to the problem of managing the complex interplay of interference effects which characterize quantum phenomena. A representative list of experimental results is presented, and some directions for future developments are discussed. The success of evolutionary algorithms in quantum control is seen as a significant step in the evolution of computational intelligence, from evolutionary algorithms, to evolutionary programming, to evolutionary engineering, whereby a hardware system organizes itself and evolves on line to achieve a desired result.

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Date Published: 6 December 2002
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4787, Applications and Science of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, and Evolutionary Computation V, (6 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455860
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Herschel Hersch Rabitz, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Bruno Bosacchi, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4787:
Applications and Science of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, and Evolutionary Computation V
Bruno Bosacchi; David B. Fogel; James C. Bezdek, Editor(s)

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