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q-deformed Fourier Theory

Authors
  • Schwenk, J.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Jul 15, 1994
Submission Date
Jun 24, 1994
Identifiers
arXiv ID: hep-th/9406168
Source
arXiv
License
Unknown
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Abstract

We solve the problem of Fourier transformation for the one-dimensional $q$-deformed Heisenberg algebra. Starting from a matrix representation of this algebra we observe that momentum and position are unbounded operators in the Hilbert space. Therefore, in order to diagonalise the position operator in a momentum eigenbasis we have to study self-adjoint extensions of these operators. It turns out that there exist a whole family of such extensions for the position operator. This leads, correspondingly, to a one-parametric family of Fourier transformations. These transformations, which are related to continued fractions, are constructed in terms of $q$-deformed trigonometric functions. The entire family of the Fourier transformations turns out to be characterised by an elliptic function.

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