The paper deals with the genericity of domain-dependent spectral properties of the Laplacian-Dirichlet operator. In particular we prove that, generically, the squares of the eigenfunctions form a free family. We also show that the spectrum is generically non-resonant.
The results are obtained by applying global perturbations of the domains
and exploiting analytic perturbation properties.
The work is motivated by two applications: an existence result for
the problem of maximizing the rate of exponential decay of a damped membrane and an approximate controllability result for the bilinear Schrödinger equation.