Abstract

Finding an optimal phase pattern in a multidimensional solution landscape becomes easier and faster if local optima are suppressed and contour lines are tailored towards closed convex patterns. Using wideband second harmonic generation as a coherent control test case, we show that a linear combination of spectral phase basis functions can result in such improvements and also in separable phase terms, each of which can be found independently. The improved shapes are attributed to a suppressed nonlinear shear, changing the relative orientation of contour lines. The first order approximation of the process shows a simple relation between input and output phase profiles, useful for pulse shaping at ultraviolet wavelengths.

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2006 (1)

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2005 (1)

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2003 (1)

2002 (1)

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2001 (4)

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[CrossRef]

T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, and G. Gerber, “Problem complexity in femtosecond quantum control,” Chem. Phys. 267(1–3), 241–246 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

D. Meshulach and Y. Silberberg, “Coherent Quantum Control of Multiphoton Transitions by Shaped Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 60(2), 1287–1292 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1995 (2)

B. Kohler, V. V. Yakovlev, J. Che, J. L. Krause, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, N. Schwentner, R. M. Whitnell, and Y. J. Yan, “Quantum control of wave packet evolution with tailored femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(17), 3360–3363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Bardeen, Q. Wang, and C. V. Shank, “Selective excitation of vibrational wave packet motion using chirped pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(19), 3410–3413 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

R. S. Judson and H. Rabitz, “Teaching lasers to control molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 68(10), 1500–1503 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

S. Shi, A. Woody, and H. Rabitz, “Optimal control of selective vibrational excitation in harmonic linear chain molecules,” J. Chem. Phys. 88(11), 6870–6883 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

P. Brumer and M. Shapiro, “Control of unimolecular reactions using coherent light,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 126(6), 541–546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

A. Paeth, “A fast algorithm for general raster rotation,” Graphics Interface 86, 77–81 (1986).

Bäck, T.

R. Fanciulli, L. Willmes, J. Savolainen, P. Walle, T. Bäck, and J. L. Herek, “Evolution strategies for laser pulse compression,” Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 4926, 219–230 (2008).
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T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, and G. Gerber, “Problem complexity in femtosecond quantum control,” Chem. Phys. 267(1–3), 241–246 (2001).
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Brumer, P.

P. Brumer and M. Shapiro, “Control of unimolecular reactions using coherent light,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 126(6), 541–546 (1986).
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Bucksbaum, P. H.

B. J. Pearson, J. L. White, T. C. Weinacht, and P. H. Bucksbaum, “Coherent control using adaptive learning algorithms,” Phys. Rev. A 63(6), 063412 (2001).
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Buckup, T.

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
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Che, J.

B. Kohler, V. V. Yakovlev, J. Che, J. L. Krause, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, N. Schwentner, R. M. Whitnell, and Y. J. Yan, “Quantum control of wave packet evolution with tailored femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(17), 3360–3363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Cogdell, R. J.

J. L. Herek, W. Wohlleben, R. J. Cogdell, D. Zeidler, and M. Motzkus, “Quantum control of energy flow in light harvesting,” Nature 417(6888), 533–535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dantus, M.

V. V. Lozovoy and M. Dantus, “Systematic control of nonlinear optical processes using optimally shaped femtosecond pulses,” ChemPhysChem 6(10), 1970–2000 (2005).
[CrossRef]

de Jong, R.

Dijkhuizen, N.

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dorrer, C.

Fanciulli, R.

R. Fanciulli, L. Willmes, J. Savolainen, P. Walle, T. Bäck, and J. L. Herek, “Evolution strategies for laser pulse compression,” Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 4926, 219–230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Frey, S.

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K.-L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64(2), 023420 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gerber, G.

T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, and G. Gerber, “Problem complexity in femtosecond quantum control,” Chem. Phys. 267(1–3), 241–246 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gross, E. K. U.

J. Werschnik and E. K. U. Gross, “Quantum optimal control theory,” J. Phys. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 40(18), R175–R211 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gross, P.

Hauer, J.

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Herek, J. L.

P. van der Walle, M. T. W. Milder, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Quantum control experiment reveals solvation-induced decoherence,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106(19), 7714–7717 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. van der Walle, J. Savolainen, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Learning from evolutionary optimization by retracing search paths,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 483(1-3), 164–167 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef]

A. C. W. van Rhijn, S. Postma, J. P. Korterik, J. L. Herek, and H. L. Offerhaus, “Chemically selective imaging by spectral phase shaping for broadband CARS around 3000 cm−1,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26(3), 559–563 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Jafarpour, J. Savolainen, R. de Jong, J. Middag, D. P. Sprünken, P. van der Walle, D. Yang, and J. L. Herek, “Robust orthogonal parameterization of evolution strategy for adaptive laser pulse shaping,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11986–12000 (2009).
[CrossRef]

R. Fanciulli, L. Willmes, J. Savolainen, P. Walle, T. Bäck, and J. L. Herek, “Evolution strategies for laser pulse compression,” Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 4926, 219–230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Postma, A. C. W. van Rhijn, J. P. Korterik, P. Gross, J. L. Herek, and H. L. Offerhaus, “Application of spectral phase shaping to high resolution CARS spectroscopy,” Opt. Express 16(11), 7985–7996 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Herek, W. Wohlleben, R. J. Cogdell, D. Zeidler, and M. Motzkus, “Quantum control of energy flow in light harvesting,” Nature 417(6888), 533–535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jafarpour, A.

Judson, R. S.

R. S. Judson and H. Rabitz, “Teaching lasers to control molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 68(10), 1500–1503 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Keusters, D.

Kiefer, B.

T. Brixner, B. Kiefer, and G. Gerber, “Problem complexity in femtosecond quantum control,” Chem. Phys. 267(1–3), 241–246 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kohler, B.

B. Kohler, V. V. Yakovlev, J. Che, J. L. Krause, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, N. Schwentner, R. M. Whitnell, and Y. J. Yan, “Quantum control of wave packet evolution with tailored femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(17), 3360–3363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kompa, K.-L.

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K.-L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64(2), 023420 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Korterik, J. P.

Krause, J. L.

B. Kohler, V. V. Yakovlev, J. Che, J. L. Krause, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, N. Schwentner, R. M. Whitnell, and Y. J. Yan, “Quantum control of wave packet evolution with tailored femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(17), 3360–3363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kuipers, L.

P. van der Walle, J. Savolainen, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Learning from evolutionary optimization by retracing search paths,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 483(1-3), 164–167 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef]

P. van der Walle, M. T. W. Milder, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Quantum control experiment reveals solvation-induced decoherence,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106(19), 7714–7717 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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V. V. Lozovoy and M. Dantus, “Systematic control of nonlinear optical processes using optimally shaped femtosecond pulses,” ChemPhysChem 6(10), 1970–2000 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Meshulach, D.

D. Meshulach and Y. Silberberg, “Coherent Quantum Control of Multiphoton Transitions by Shaped Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 60(2), 1287–1292 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Messina, M.

B. Kohler, V. V. Yakovlev, J. Che, J. L. Krause, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, N. Schwentner, R. M. Whitnell, and Y. J. Yan, “Quantum control of wave packet evolution with tailored femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(17), 3360–3363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Middag, J.

Milder, M. T. W.

P. van der Walle, M. T. W. Milder, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Quantum control experiment reveals solvation-induced decoherence,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106(19), 7714–7717 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Moore, A. L.

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Motzkus, M.

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Herek, W. Wohlleben, R. J. Cogdell, D. Zeidler, and M. Motzkus, “Quantum control of energy flow in light harvesting,” Nature 417(6888), 533–535 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Zeidler, S. Frey, K.-L. Kompa, and M. Motzkus, “Evolutionary algorithms and their application to optimal control studies,” Phys. Rev. A 64(2), 023420 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Offerhaus, H. L.

O'Shea, P.

Paeth, A.

A. Paeth, “A fast algorithm for general raster rotation,” Graphics Interface 86, 77–81 (1986).

Pearson, B. J.

B. J. Pearson, J. L. White, T. C. Weinacht, and P. H. Bucksbaum, “Coherent control using adaptive learning algorithms,” Phys. Rev. A 63(6), 063412 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Postma, S.

Rabitz, H.

J. Roslund and H. Rabitz, “Gradient algorithm applied to laboratory quantum control,” Phys. Rev. A 79(5), 053417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Roslund, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Laboratory observation of quantum control level sets,” Phys. Rev. A 74(4), 043414 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. S. Judson and H. Rabitz, “Teaching lasers to control molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 68(10), 1500–1503 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. Shi, A. Woody, and H. Rabitz, “Optimal control of selective vibrational excitation in harmonic linear chain molecules,” J. Chem. Phys. 88(11), 6870–6883 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Roslund, J.

J. Roslund and H. Rabitz, “Gradient algorithm applied to laboratory quantum control,” Phys. Rev. A 79(5), 053417 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Roslund, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Laboratory observation of quantum control level sets,” Phys. Rev. A 74(4), 043414 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Roth, M.

J. Roslund, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Laboratory observation of quantum control level sets,” Phys. Rev. A 74(4), 043414 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Savolainen, J.

A. Jafarpour, J. Savolainen, R. de Jong, J. Middag, D. P. Sprünken, P. van der Walle, D. Yang, and J. L. Herek, “Robust orthogonal parameterization of evolution strategy for adaptive laser pulse shaping,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11986–12000 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. van der Walle, J. Savolainen, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Learning from evolutionary optimization by retracing search paths,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 483(1-3), 164–167 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef]

J. Savolainen, R. Fanciulli, N. Dijkhuizen, A. L. Moore, J. Hauer, T. Buckup, M. Motzkus, and J. L. Herek, “Controlling the efficiency of an artificial light-harvesting complex,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105(22), 7641–7646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Fanciulli, L. Willmes, J. Savolainen, P. Walle, T. Bäck, and J. L. Herek, “Evolution strategies for laser pulse compression,” Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 4926, 219–230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Schwentner, N.

B. Kohler, V. V. Yakovlev, J. Che, J. L. Krause, M. Messina, K. R. Wilson, N. Schwentner, R. M. Whitnell, and Y. J. Yan, “Quantum control of wave packet evolution with tailored femtosecond pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(17), 3360–3363 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

C. J. Bardeen, Q. Wang, and C. V. Shank, “Selective excitation of vibrational wave packet motion using chirped pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75(19), 3410–3413 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Shapiro, M.

P. Brumer and M. Shapiro, “Control of unimolecular reactions using coherent light,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 126(6), 541–546 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Shi, S.

S. Shi, A. Woody, and H. Rabitz, “Optimal control of selective vibrational excitation in harmonic linear chain molecules,” J. Chem. Phys. 88(11), 6870–6883 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

D. Meshulach and Y. Silberberg, “Coherent Quantum Control of Multiphoton Transitions by Shaped Ultrashort Optical Pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 60(2), 1287–1292 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sprünken, D. P.

Tan, H. S.

Trebino, R.

van der Walle, P.

A. Jafarpour, J. Savolainen, R. de Jong, J. Middag, D. P. Sprünken, P. van der Walle, D. Yang, and J. L. Herek, “Robust orthogonal parameterization of evolution strategy for adaptive laser pulse shaping,” Opt. Express 17(14), 11986–12000 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. van der Walle, J. Savolainen, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Learning from evolutionary optimization by retracing search paths,” Chem. Phys. Lett. 483(1-3), 164–167 (2009), doi:.
[CrossRef]

P. van der Walle, M. T. W. Milder, L. Kuipers, and J. L. Herek, “Quantum control experiment reveals solvation-induced decoherence,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106(19), 7714–7717 (2009).
[CrossRef]

van Rhijn, A. C. W.

Walle, P.

R. Fanciulli, L. Willmes, J. Savolainen, P. Walle, T. Bäck, and J. L. Herek, “Evolution strategies for laser pulse compression,” Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 4926, 219–230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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