It is well known that $U(n)/U(n-k) \cong V_k(\mathbb{C}^n)$ where $U(n)$ is the unitary group, and $V_k(\mathbb{C}^n)$ is the appropriate Stielfel manifold.

I further understand that $V_k(\mathbb{C}^n)=\{ U \in \mathbb{C}^{n\times k} \ | \ U^{\dagger}U=I \}$ can be thought of as a set of non square matrices and given the structure of a manifold and that it inherits a canonical metric $g_{C}(Δ,Δ)=Tr(Δ^{∗}(I-(1/2)UU^{∗})Δ)$.

How can I construct this isomorphism in the cases $U(n)/U(1)$ and $U(n)/U(2)$? Given a $U(1) = \{e^{\beta b} \ | \ b \in \mathfrak{u}(n), \beta \in \mathbb{R} \}$ subgroup of $U(n)$, I seek a map $\phi: U(n) \rightarrow V_k(\mathbb{C}^n)$ which takes a unitary matrix and a gives me the non square matrix in $V_k(\mathbb{C}^n)$ corresponding to the correct coset.

Furthermore, are the geodesics on these spaces known and is a formula for the Riemannian logarithm on Steifel manifolds known in the complex case?