MISTER-T: An open-source software package for quantum optimal control of multi-electron systems on arbitrary geometries

Published: 24 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/psymy4ddnw.1


We present an open-source software package, MISTER-T (Manipulating an Interacting System of Total Electrons in Real-Time), for the quantum optimal control of interacting electrons within a time-dependent Kohn-Sham formalism. In contrast to other implementations restricted to simple models on rectangular domains, our method enables quantum optimal control calculations for multi-electron systems (in the effective mass formulation) on nonuniform meshes with arbitrary two-dimensional cross-sectional geometries. Our approach is enabled by forward and backward propagator integration methods to evolve the Kohn-Sham equations with a pseudoskeleton decomposition algorithm for enhanced computational efficiency. We provide several examples of the versatility and efficiency of the MISTER-T code in handling complex geometries and quantum control mechanisms. The capabilities of the MISTER-T code provide insight into the implications of varying propagation times and local control mechanisms to understand a variety of strategies for manipulating electron dynamics in these complex systems.



Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Finite Element Method, Kohn-Sham Theory