Density of States for Random Contractions

Abstract : We define a linear functional, the DOS functional, on spaces of holomorphic functions on the unit disk which is associated with random ergodic contraction operators on a Hilbert space, in analogy with the density of state functional for random self-adjoint operators. The DOS functional is shown to enjoy natural integral representations on the unit circle and on the unit disk. For random contractions with suitable finite volume approximations, the DOS functional is proven to be the almost sure infinite volume limit of the trace per unit volume of functions of the finite volume restrictions. Finally, in case the normalised counting measure of the spectrum of the finite volume restrictions converges in the infinite volume limit, the DOS functional is shown admit an integral representation on the disk in terms of the limiting measure, despite the discrepancy between the spectra of non normal operators and their finite volume restrictions. Moreover, the integral representation of the DOS functional on the unit circle is related to the Borel transform of the limiting measure.
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Alain Joye. Density of States for Random Contractions. Journal of Spectral Theory, European Mathematical Society, 2017, 7, pp.407-431. ⟨hal-01199237⟩



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