Revista Matemática Iberoamericana

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Volume 35, Issue 7, 2019, pp. 2079–2092
DOI: 10.4171/rmi/1112

Published online: 2019-06-27

Strichartz estimates for the metaplectic representation

Alessandra Cauli[1], Fabio Nicola[2] and Anita Tabacco[3]

(1) Politecnico di Torino, Italy
(2) Politecnico di Torino, Italy
(3) Politecnico di Torino, Italy

We provide new estimates for the matrix coefficients of the metaplectic representation, inspired by a formal analogy with the Strichartz estimates which hold for several classes of evolution propagators $U(t)$. The one parameter group of unitary operators $U(t)$ is replaced by a unitary representation of a non-compact Lie group, the group element playing the role of time; the case of the metaplectic or oscillatory representation is of special interest in this connection, because the Schrödinger group is a subgroup of the metaplectic group. We prove uniform weak-type sharp estimates for matrix coefficients and Strichartz-type estimates for that representation. The crucial point is the choice of function spaces able to detect such a decay, which in general will depend on the given group action. The relevant function spaces here turn out to be the so-called modulation spaces from time-frequency analysis in Euclidean space, and Lebesgue spaces with respect to Haar measure on the metaplectic group. The proofs make use in an essential way of the covariance of the Wigner distribution with respect to the metaplectic representation.

Keywords: Strichartz estimates, metaplectic representation, matrix coefficients, weak-type estimates, modulation spaces, Wigner distribution

Cauli Alessandra, Nicola Fabio, Tabacco Anita: Strichartz estimates for the metaplectic representation. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 35 (2019), 2079-2092. doi: 10.4171/rmi/1112