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Author Albeverio, S. ♦ Motovilov, A. K. ♦ Shkalikov, A. A.
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2008-08-20
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Mathematics - Spectral Theory ♦ Mathematical Physics ♦ Physics - Computational Physics ♦ Quantum Physics ♦ 47A56 ♦ 47A62 (Primary) ♦ 47B15 ♦ 47B49 (Secondary) ♦ math ♦ physics:math-ph ♦ physics:physics ♦ physics:quant-ph
Abstract Let $A$ be a self-adjoint operator on a Hilbert space $\fH$. Assume that the spectrum of $A$ consists of two disjoint components $\sigma_0$ and $\sigma_1$. Let $V$ be a bounded operator on $\fH$, off-diagonal and $J$-self-adjoint with respect to the orthogonal decomposition $\fH=\fH_0\oplus\fH_1$ where $\fH_0$ and $\fH_1$ are the spectral subspaces of $A$ associated with the spectral sets $\sigma_0$ and $\sigma_1$, respectively. We find (optimal) conditions on $V$ guaranteeing that the perturbed operator $L=A+V$ is similar to a self-adjoint operator. Moreover, we prove a number of (sharp) norm bounds on variation of the spectral subspaces of $A$ under the perturbation $V$. Some of the results obtained are reformulated in terms of the Krein space theory. As an example, the quantum harmonic oscillator under a PT-symmetric perturbation is discussed.
Description Reference: Integral Equations and Operator Theory 64 (2009), 455--486
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