Foundations of Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 8, pp 813–818 | Cite as

Optically Engineered Quantum States in Ultrafast and Ultracold Systems

Article

Abstract

This short account summarizes our recent achievements in ultrafast coherent control of isolated molecules in the gas phase, and its ongoing applications to an ensemble of ultracold Rydberg atoms to explore quantum many-body dynamics.

Keywords

Quantum-classical boundary Wavefunction Laser  Wave packet Interferometry Coherent control Femtosecond Attosecond Ultrafast Quantum simulator  Molecular computer Fourier transform 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author acknowledges Professor Nobuyuki Takei (IMS) and Professor Christian Sommer (IMS) for the measurements with ultracold Rb atoms. These works have been supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by JSPS, CREST by JST, and Photon-Frontier-Consortium Project by MEXT of Japan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Molecular ScienceNational Institutes of Natural SciencesOkazakiJapan

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