Product Matrix Processes With Symplectic and Orthogonal Invariance via Symmetric Functions

Andrew Ahn*, Eugene Strahov

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We apply symmetric function theory to study random processes formed by singular values of products of truncations of Haar distributed symplectic and orthogonal matrices. These product matrix processes are degenerations of Macdonald processes introduced by Borodin and Corwin. Through this connection, we obtain explicit formulae for the distribution of singular values of a deterministic matrix multiplied by a truncated Haar orthogonal or symplectic matrix under conditions where the latter factor acts as a rank 1 perturbation. Consequently, we generalize the recent Kieburg-Kuijlaars-Stivigny formula for the joint singular value density of a product of truncated unitary matrices to symplectic and orthogonal symmetry classes. Specializing to products of two symplectic matrices with a rank 1 perturbative factor, we show that the squared singular values form a Pfaffian point process.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)10767-10821
Number of pages55
JournalInternational Mathematics Research Notices
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022

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