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Journal of Lie Theory 25 (2015), No. 1, 009--036
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2015

Product Formulas for a Two-Parameter Family of Heckman-Opdam Hypergeometric Functions of Type BC

Michael Voit
Fakultšt Mathematik, Technische Universitšt, Vogelpothsweg 87, 44221 Dortmund, Germany


\def\R{{\Bbb R}} \def\T{{\Bbb T}} We present explicit product formulas for a continuous two-parameter family of Heckman-Opdam hypergeometric functions of type $BC$ on Weyl chambers $C_q\subset \mathbb R^q$ of type $B$. These formulas are related to continuous one-parameter families of probability-preserving convolution structures on $C_q\times\R$. These convolutions on $C_q\times\R$ are constructed via product formulas for the spherical functions of the symmetric spaces $U(p,q)/(U(p)\times SU(q))$ and associated double coset convolutions on $C_q\times\T$ with the torus $\T$. We shall obtain positive product formulas for a restricted parameter set only, while the associated convolutions are always norm-decreasing. \endgraf Our paper is related to recent positive product formulas of R\"osler for three series of Heckman-Opdam hypergeometric functions of type $BC$ as well as to classical product formulas for Jacobi functions of Koornwinder and Trimeche for rank $q=1$.

Keywords: Hypergeometric functions associated with root systems, Heckman-Opdam theory, hypergroups, product formulas, Grassmann manifolds, spherical functions, signed hypergroups, Haar measure.

MSC: 33C67, 43A90, 43A62, 33C80

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