Femtosecond laser pulses that control the photoisomerization of retinal in rhodopsin are numerically designed using quantum optimal control theory. Preparation of squeezed reactant packets through multiple electronic transitions is essential for creating localized product packets.
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(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5130) Other areas of optics : Photochemistry
M. Abe, Y. Ohtsuki, Y. Fujimura, and W. Domcke, "Optimal control of femtosecond photoisomerization of retinal in rhodopsin: Effects of conical intersections," in 14th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuE57.
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