TY - JOUR

T1 - Loops in SL(2,C) and root subgroup factorization

AU - Basor, Estelle

AU - Pickrell, Doug

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PY - 2017/7/3

Y1 - 2017/7/3

N2 - In previous work we proved that for a SU(2, C) valued loop having the critical degree of smoothness (one half of a derivative in the L2Sobolev sense), the following are equivalent: (1) the Toeplitz and shifted Toeplitz operators associated to the loop are invertible, (2) the loop has a triangular factorization, and (3) the loop has a root subgroup factorization. For a loop g satisfying these conditions, the Toeplitz determinant det(A(g)A(g-1)) and shifted Toeplitz determinant det(A1(g)A1(g-1)) factor as products in root subgroup coordinates. In this paper we observe that, at least in broad outline, there is a relatively simple generalization to loops having values in SL(2, C). The main novel features are that (1) root subgroup coordinates are now rational functions, i.e. there is an exceptional set, and (2) the non-compactness of SL(2, C) entails that loops are no longer automatically bounded, and this (together with the exceptional set) complicates the analysis at the critical exponent.

AB - In previous work we proved that for a SU(2, C) valued loop having the critical degree of smoothness (one half of a derivative in the L2Sobolev sense), the following are equivalent: (1) the Toeplitz and shifted Toeplitz operators associated to the loop are invertible, (2) the loop has a triangular factorization, and (3) the loop has a root subgroup factorization. For a loop g satisfying these conditions, the Toeplitz determinant det(A(g)A(g-1)) and shifted Toeplitz determinant det(A1(g)A1(g-1)) factor as products in root subgroup coordinates. In this paper we observe that, at least in broad outline, there is a relatively simple generalization to loops having values in SL(2, C). The main novel features are that (1) root subgroup coordinates are now rational functions, i.e. there is an exceptional set, and (2) the non-compactness of SL(2, C) entails that loops are no longer automatically bounded, and this (together with the exceptional set) complicates the analysis at the critical exponent.

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JO - Nuclear Physics A

JF - Nuclear Physics A

SN - 0375-9474

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