Comment on 'Control landscapes are almost always trap free: A geometric assessment'

Dmitry V. Zhdanov*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We analyze a recent claim that almost all closed, finite dimensional quantum systems have trap-free (i.e. free from local optima) landscapes (Russell et al 2017 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 50, 205302). We point out several errors in the proof which compromise the authors' conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number508001
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Volume51
Issue number50
Early online date21 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Control constraints
  • Optimal control
  • Parametric transversality theorem
  • Quantum control landscapes

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