C. A. Weidner, E. A. Reed, J. Monroe, S. O’Neil, E. Maas, E. A. Jonckheere, F. C. Langbein, S. G. Schirmer. Robust Quantum Control in Closed and Open Systems: Theory and Practice. Preprint, 2023.
Robust control of quantum systems is an increasingly relevant field of study amidst the second quantum revolution, but there remains a gap between taming quantum physics and robust control in its modern analytical form that culminated in fundamental performance bounds. In general, quantum systems are not amenable to linear, time-invariant, measurement-based robust control techniques, and thus novel gap-bridging techniques must be developed. This survey is written for control theorists to highlight parallels between the current state of quantum control and classical robust control. We present issues that arise when applying classical robust control theory to quantum systems, typical methods used by quantum physicists to explore such systems and their robustness, as well as a discussion of open problems to be addressed in the field. We focus on general, practical applications and recent work to enable control researchers to contribute to advancing this burgeoning field.
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