Application of quantum coherence and decoherence
Author(s)Kosloff, Ronnie; Ratner, Mark; Katz, Gil; Khasin, Michael
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Coherent phenomena in molecular chromophores interacting with a dissipative environment is addressed. We defined coherence by the phenomena of decoherence which collapses the system to pointer states. Coherent irreducible phenomena takes place in a time window before the system collapses. We describe a computational model: The Stochastic Surrogate Hamiltonian that can deal with such complex quantum systems. The conditions for coherent control are analyzed. A prerequisite for coherent phenomena is the ability to perform coherent control using shaped light sources. We show that weak field coherent control is enabled by interaction with the environment.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry
Kosloff, Ronnie, Mark Ratner, Gil Katz, and Michael Khasin. “Application of Quantum Coherence and Decoherence.” Procedia Chemistry 3, no. 1 (2011): 322–331.
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