On a parametrization of the symplectic group with applications<br/><br/>to quantum control

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 9:35am - 10:05am
EE/CS 3-180
Viswanath Ramakrishna (University of Texas at Dallas)
The talk will report on a parametrization of the real symplectic group
in four dimensions. One feature of this parametrization is that it yields
the polar decomposition of a symplectic matrix via the solution of
simple quadratic equations. Applications to the study of squeezing
transformations will be presented. Extensions to higher dimensions will
be discussed.