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Ultrafast Phenomena XV

Volume 88 of the series Springer Series in Chemical Physics pp 249-251

Control of 1,3-Cyclohexadiene Ring-Opening

  • Elizabeth CarrollAffiliated withFOCUS Center, University of Michigan
  • , Andrei FloreanAffiliated withFOCUS Center, University of Michigan
  • , James L. WhiteAffiliated withFOCUS Center, University of Michigan
  • , Philip H. BucksbaumAffiliated withFOCUS Center, University of Michigan
  • , Roseanne J. SensionAffiliated withFOCUS Center, University of Michigan

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Abstract

Control over the cyclohexadiene ring-opening is achieved via multiphoton excitation. A learning algorithm searched for excitation pulses while pulse effectiveness was evaluated using transient absorption. Control parameters are identified through analysis of the search set.