Experimental Demonstration of Coherent Control in Quantum Chaotic Systems.

Physical review letters

PubMedID: 28157349

Bitter M, Milner V. Experimental Demonstration of Coherent Control in Quantum Chaotic Systems. Phys Rev Lett. 2017;118(3):034101.
We experimentally demonstrate coherent control of a quantum system, whose dynamics is chaotic in the classical limit. Interaction of diatomic molecules with a periodic sequence of ultrashort laser pulses leads to the dynamical localization of the molecular angular momentum, a characteristic feature of the chaotic quantum kicked rotor. By changing the phases of the rotational states in the initially prepared coherent wave packet, we control the rotational distribution of the final localized state and its total energy. We demonstrate the anticipated sensitivity of control to the exact parameters of the kicking field, as well as its disappearance in the classical regime of excitation.