Thursday, May 3, 2012

1205.0286 (Hans Christianson et al.)

Quantum ergodic restriction for Cauchy data: Interior QUE and restricted

Hans Christianson, John Toth, Steve Zelditch
We prove a quantum ergodic restriction theorem for the Cauchy data of a sequence of quantum ergodic eigenfunctions on a hypersurface $H$ of a Riemannian manifold $(M, g)$. The technique of proof is to use a Rellich type identity to relate quantum ergodicity of Cauchy data on $H$ to quantum ergodicity of eigenfunctions on the global manifold $M$. This has the interesting consequence that if the eigenfunctions are quantum unique ergodic on the global manifold $M$, then the Cauchy data is automatically quantum unique ergodic on $H$ with respect to operators whose symbols vanish to order one on the glancing set of unit tangential directions to $H$.
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