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Feedback Stabilization of Isospectral Control Systems on Complex Flag Manifolds: Application to Quantum Ensembles

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1 Author(s)
Claudio Altafini ; Int. Sch. for Adv. Studies (SISSA-ISAS), Trieste

The convex set of density operators of an N-level quantum mechanical system foliated as a complex flag manifold, where each leaf is identified with the adjoint unitary orbit of the eigenvalues of a density matrix. For an isospectral bilinear control system evolving on such an orbit, the state feedback stabilization problem admits a natural Lyapunov-based time-varying feedback design. A global description of the domain of attraction of the closed-loop system can be provided based on a ldquoroot-spacerdquo-like structure of the cone of density operators. The converging conditions are time independent but depend on the topology of the flag manifold: it is shown that the closed loop must have a number of equilibria at least equal to the Euler characteristic of the manifold, thus imposing topological obstructions to global stabilizability.

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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control  (Volume:52 ,  Issue: 11 )