Berlin 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
DY 15.6: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 28. März 2012, 11:00–11:15, MA 004
Experimentally realizable control functions: optimal control with arbitrary basis functions — •Selina Rohrer, Joachim Ankerhold, and Jürgen Stockburger — Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany
Optimal control theory aims at driving a dynamical system towards a final state that minimizes a figure of merit and at finding the required time-dependent controls. Using the Moore-Penrose Pseudoinverse  we are able to find optimal control functions, not in the whole control space, but in a subspace, which is spanned by arbitrary, not necessarily orthogonal basis functions. This optimization technique allows us to take into account limitations of experimental set-ups, such as, eg., a finite rise time of the control pulses. To illustrate this optimization technique with different sets of basis functions, we study a harmonic oscillator as model system, which is coupled to a thermal environment. For all presented sets of basis functions, we are able to cool the system below the temperature of the coupled bath.
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