00974nas a2200109 4500008004300000245009300043210006900136520057600205100002500781700002200806856003600828 2006 en_Ud 00aAn estimation of the controllability time for single-input systems on compact Lie Groups0 aestimation of the controllability time for singleinput systems o3 aGeometric control theory and Riemannian techniques are used to describe the reachable set at time t of left invariant single-input control systems on semi-simple compact Lie groups and to estimate the minimal time needed to reach any point from identity. This method provides an effective way to give an upper and a lower bound for the minimal time needed to transfer a controlled quantum system with a drift from a given initial position to a given final position. The bounds include diameters of the flag manifolds; the latter are also explicitly computed in the paper.1 aAgrachev, Andrei, A.1 aChambrion, Thomas uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2135