SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol.56, No.6, 4045-4068, 2018
ADIABATIC ENSEMBLE CONTROL OF A CONTINUUM OF QUANTUM SYSTEMS
In this article we discuss how to control a parameter-dependent family of quantum systems. Our technique is based on adiabatic approximation theory and on the presence of curves of conical eigenvalue intersections of the controlled Hamiltonian. As particular cases, we recover chirped pulses for two-level quantum systems and counterintuitive solutions for three-level stimulated Raman adiabatic passages. The proposed technique works for systems evolving both in finite-dimensional and infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces. We show that the assumptions guaranteeing ensemble controllability are structurally stable with respect to perturbations of the parameterized family of systems.