Classical and Quantum Controllability of a Rotating Symmetric Molecule

@article{Boscain2021ClassicalAQ,
  title={Classical and Quantum Controllability of a Rotating Symmetric Molecule},
  author={Ugo V. Boscain and Eugenio Pozzoli and Mario Sigalotti},
  journal={SIAM J. Control. Optim.},
  year={2021},
  volume={59},
  pages={156-184}
}
In this paper we study the controllability problem for a symmetric-top molecule, both for its classical and quantum rotational dynamics. The molecule is controlled through three orthogonal electric fields interacting with its electric dipole. We characterize the controllability in terms of the dipole position: when it lies along the symmetry axis of the molecule neither the classical nor the quantum dynamics are controllable, due to the presence of a conserved quantity, the third component of… Expand

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