
Journal of Lie Theory 26 (2016), No. 3, 691716 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2016 Construction of Primitive Representations of U(1,1)(O) Luis Gutiérrez Frez Instituto de Ciencias, Físicas y Matemáticas, Campus Isla Teja, Edificio Pugín Piso 4, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile luis.gutierrez@uach.cl [Abstractpdf] Let $\cal O$ be the ring of integers of $E$, $E$ being a ramified quadratic extension of a nonarchimedean local field $F$ of odd residual characteristic. In this paper, we construct a complete set of irreducible representations $\rho$ of level $n+1$ of the quasisplit unitary group U$(1,1)(\cal O)$ (called primitive representations) such that every irreducible representation of the group has the form $\rho\otimes \chi$ for some character $\chi$ of ${\cal O}^{\times}$. We show that such representations only appear in level $n+1$ when $n$ is even. Our approach is to consider U$(1,1)(\cal O)$ as a generalized special linear group ${\rm SL}^{1}_*(2,{\cal O})$, i.e., as the group of $2\times 2$ matrices in GL$(2,{\cal O})$ whose coefficients satisfy certain commutation relations involving the nontrivial element $*$ of the Galois group Gal$(E/F)$. Considering $*={\rm id}$ in the construction, we recover the irreducible representations of SL$(2,{\cal O})$. Finally, we explicitly calculate the number and dimensions of the primitive representations so constructed. Keywords: Twisted classical groups, primitive representations, quasisplit unitary group U(1,1). MSC: 20G05, 20C11; 22E50 [ Fulltextpdf (411 KB)] for subscribers only. 