01148nas a2200133 4500008004100000245009700041210006900138260001300207520069800220100002200918700002200940700001600962856003600978 2010 en d00aFeedback schemes for radiation damping suppression in NMR: a control-theoretical perspective0 aFeedback schemes for radiation damping suppression in NMR a cont bElsevier3 aIn NMR spectroscopy, the collective measurement is weakly invasive and its back-action is called radiation damping. The aim of this paper is to provide a control-theoretical analysis of the problem of suppressing this radiation damping. It is shown that the two feedback schemes commonly used in the NMR practice correspond one to a high gain oputput feedback for the simple case of maintaining the spin 1/2 in its inverted state, and the second to a 2-degree of freedom control design with a prefeedback that exactly cancels the radiation damping field. A general high gain feedback stabilization design not requiring the knowledge of the radiation damping time constant is also investigated.1 aAltafini, Claudio1 aCappellaro, Paola1 aCory, David uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/438400760nas a2200097 4500008004300000245003700043210003700080520048700117100002200604856003600626 2007 en_Ud 00aFeedback control of spin systems0 aFeedback control of spin systems3 aThe feedback stabilization problem for ensembles of coupled spin 1/2 systems is discussed from a control theoretic perspective. The noninvasive nature of the bulk measurement allows for a fully unitary and deterministic closed loop. The Lyapunov-based feedback design presented does not require spins that are selectively addressable. With this method, it is possible to obtain control inputs also for difficult tasks, like suppressing undesired couplings in identical spin systems.1 aAltafini, Claudio uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/180801194nas a2200097 4500008004300000245010500043210006900148520082100217100002201038856003601060 2007 en_Ud 00aFeedback stabilization of quantum ensembles: a global convergence analysis on complex flag manifolds0 aFeedback stabilization of quantum ensembles a global convergence3 aIn an N-level quantum mechanical system, the problem of unitary feedback stabilization of mixed density operators to periodic orbits admits a natural Lyapunov-based time-varying feedback design. A global description of the domain of attraction of the closed-loop system can be provided based on a \\\"root-space\\\"-like structure of the space of density operators. This convex set foliates as a complex flag manifold where each leaf is identified with the coadjoint orbit of the eigenvalues of the density operator. The converging conditions are time-independent but depend from the topology of the flag manifold: it is shown that the closed loop must have a number of equilibria at least equal to the Euler characteristic of the manifold, thus imposing obstructions of topological nature to global stabilizability.1 aAltafini, Claudio uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/172900768nas a2200109 4500008004300000245007400043210006900117260000900186520040500195100002200600856003600622 2002 en_Ud 00aFollowing a path of varying curvature as an output regulation problem0 aFollowing a path of varying curvature as an output regulation pr bIEEE3 aGiven a path of nonconstant curvature, local asymptotic stability can be proven for the general n trailer whenever the curvature can be considered as the output of an exogenous dynamical system. The controllers that provide convergence to zero of the tracking error chosen for the path-following problem are composed of a prefeedback that input-output linearizes the system, plus a linear controller.1 aAltafini, Claudio uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/3143