Loops in SU(2), riemann surfaces, and factorization, I

Estelle Basor, Doug Pickrell

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In previous work we showed that a loop g: S1 ! SU(2) has a triangular factorization if and only if the loop g has a root subgroup factorization. In this paper we present generalizations in which the unit disk and its double, the sphere, are replaced by a based compact Riemann surface with boundary, and its double. One ingredient is the theory of generalized Fourier{Laurent expansions developed by Krichever and Novikov. We show that a SU(2) valued multiloop having an analogue of a root subgroup factorization satisfies the condition that the multiloop, viewed as a transition function, defines a semistable holomorphic SL(2;C) bundle. Additionally, for such a multiloop, there is a corresponding factorization for determinants associated to the spin Toeplitz operators defined by the multiloop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number025
JournalSymmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications (SIGMA)
StatePublished - Mar 8 2016


  • Determinant
  • Factorization
  • Loop group
  • Toeplitz operator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Geometry and Topology


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