This paper introduces the optimization of a Quantum Control application, the so-called molecular alignment problem, subject to a dynamic environment. Given the relative simplicity of optimized pulse-shapes in the low-intensity variant of the problem, versus the high complexity of the optimized pulse-shapes in the high-intensity case, a dynamic-intensity environment is simulated in a noise-free calculation. Specific Evolution Strategies, natural candidates for optimization in dynamic environments, are applied to this task. The calculations reveal the evolution of the pulse-shapes and their underlying evolving structures, that allow a complete physical interpretation. The combination of an optimization in a dynamic environment with the examination of the intermediate optimized solutions offers a sharper physics view of the problem, and accomplishes a fruitful interdisciplinary study.

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Shir, O. M., Bäck, T., Rabitz, H., & Vrakking, M. J. J. (2008). On the evolution of laser pulses under a dynamic Quantum Control environment. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation proceedings : IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, June 1-6, 2008, Hong Kong, China (pp. 2127–2134). doi:10.1109/cec.2008.4631081