# Asymptotics of Laurent polynomials of even degree orthogonal with respect to varying exponential weights

K. T.R. McLaughlin, Arthur H. Vartanian, X. Zhou

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## Abstract

Let Λ denote the linear space over ℝ spanned by zk, k ∈ ℤ. Define the real inner product (with varying exponential weights) 〈̇,̇〉ℒ : ΛRdbl; x ΛRdbl;. → ℝ, (f, g) ∫ f(s)g(s) exp(-NV(s))ds, N ∈ ℕ, where the external field V satisfies the following: (i) V is real analytic on ℝ\{0}; (ii) lim x →∞ (V(x)/ ln(x2 + 1)) = + ∞; and (iii) lim x →0 (V(x)/ln(x-2 + 1)) = +∞. Orthogonalisation of the (ordered) base {1, z-1,z,z-2,z2,..., z-k, zk,...} with respect to 〈̇,̇〉 yields the even degree and odd degree orthonormal Laurent polynomials {Φm (z)}m=0: Φ2n (z) = ξ-n(2n) z-n + ... + ξn(2n) zn, ξn(2n) > 0, and Φ2n+1 (z) = ξ-n-1(2n+1) z-n-1+ ⋯ + ξn(2n+1) zn, ξ-n-1(2n+1) > 0. Define the even degree and odd degree monic orthogonal Laurent polynomials: π2n (z) := (ξn(2n))-1 Φ2n (z) and π2n+1 (z) := (ξ-n- 1(2n+1))-1 Φ2n+1 (z). Asymptotics in the double-scaling limit as N, n → ∞ such that N/n = 1 + o(1) of π2n (z) (in the entire complex plane), ξn(2n), Φ2n (z) (in the entire complex plane), and Hankel determinant ratios associated with the real-valued, bi-infinite, strong moment sequence {ck = ∫ sk exp (-NV(s))ds}k∈ℤ are obtained by formulating the even degree monic orthogonal Laurent polynomial problem as a matrix Riemann-Hilbert problem on ℝ, and then extracting the large-n behaviour by applying the nonlinear steepest-descent method introduced by P. Deift and X. Zhou and further developed by P. Deift, S. Venakides, and X. Zhou.

Original language English (US) 62815 International Mathematics Research Papers 2006 https://doi.org/10.1155/IMRP/2006/62815 Published - 2006 Yes

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