Lyapunov control of a quantum particle in a decaying potential

  • Mazyar Mirrahimi

    INRIA Rocquencourt, B.P. 105, Domaine de Voluceau, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France


A Lyapunov-based approach for the trajectory generation of an N-dimensional Schrödinger equation in whole is proposed. For the case of a quantum particle in an N-dimensional decaying potential the convergence is precisely analyzed. The free system admitting a mixed spectrum, the dispersion through the absolutely continuous part is the main obstacle to ensure such a stabilization result. Whenever, the system is completely initialized in the discrete part of the spectrum, a Lyapunov strategy encoding both the distance with respect to the target state and the penalization of the passage through the continuous part of the spectrum, ensures the approximate stabilization.

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Mazyar Mirrahimi, Lyapunov control of a quantum particle in a decaying potential. Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Anal. Non Linéaire 26 (2009), no. 5, pp. 1743–1765

DOI 10.1016/J.ANIHPC.2008.09.006