Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications (SIGMA)

SIGMA 9 (2013), 007, 23 pages      arXiv:1210.1177

Vector-Valued Polynomials and a Matrix Weight Function with B2-Action

Charles F. Dunkl
Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia, PO Box 400137, Charlottesville VA 22904-4137, USA

Received October 16, 2012, in final form January 23, 2013; Published online January 30, 2013

The structure of orthogonal polynomials on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ with the weight function $\vert x_{1}^{2}-x_{2}^{2}\vert ^{2k_{0}}\vert x_{1}x_{2}\vert ^{2k_{1}}e^{-( x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}) /2}$ is based on the Dunkl operators of type $B_{2}$. This refers to the full symmetry group of the square, generated by reflections in the lines $x_{1}=0$ and $x_{1}-x_{2}=0$. The weight function is integrable if $k_{0},k_{1},k_{0} +k_{1}>-\frac{1}{2}$. Dunkl operators can be defined for polynomials taking values in a module of the associated reflection group, that is, a vector space on which the group has an irreducible representation. The unique $2$-dimensional representation of the group $B_{2}$ is used here. The specific operators for this group and an analysis of the inner products on the harmonic vector-valued polynomials are presented in this paper. An orthogonal basis for the harmonic polynomials is constructed, and is used to define an exponential-type kernel. In contrast to the ordinary scalar case the inner product structure is positive only when $( k_{0},k_{1})$ satisfy $-\frac{1}{2} < k_{0}\pm k_{1} < \frac{1}{2}$. For vector polynomials $(f_{i}) _{i=1}^{2}$, $( g_{i}) _{i=1}^{2}$ the inner product has the form $\iint_{\mathbb{R}^{2}}f(x) K(x) g(x) ^{T}e^{-( x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}) /2}dx_{1}dx_{2}$ where the matrix function $K(x)$ has to satisfy various transformation and boundary conditions. The matrix $K$ is expressed in terms of hypergeometric functions.

Key words: matrix Gaussian weight function; harmonic polynomials.

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