Title

Means of Unitaries, Conjugations, and the Friedrichs Operator

Document Type

Article

Department

Mathematics (Pomona)

Publication Date

2007

Keywords

Complex symmetric operator, Complex symmetric matrix, Conjugation, Extreme point, Unilateral shift, Unitary operator, Hankel matrix, Toeplitz matrix, Bergman space, Bergman kernel, Friedrichs operator, Quadrature domain

Abstract

If C is a conjugation (an isometric, conjugate-linear involution) on a separable complex Hilbert space H, thenTB(H) is called C-symmetric if T=CTC. In this note we prove that each C-symmetric contraction T is the mean of two C-symmetric unitary operators. We discuss several corollaries and an application to the Friedrichs operator of a planar domain.

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