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On the composition series of the standard Whittaker $ (\mathfrak{g},K)$-modules

Author: Kenji Taniguchi
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 365 (2013), 3899-3922
MSC (2010): Primary 22E46, 22E45
Published electronically: November 6, 2012
MathSciNet review: 3042608
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Abstract: For a real reductive linear Lie group $ G$, the space of Whittaker functions is the representation space induced from a non-degenerate unitary character of the Iwasawa nilpotent subgroup. Defined are the standard Whittaker $ (\mathfrak{g},K)$-modules, which are $ K$-admissible submodules of the space of Whittaker functions. We first determine the structures of them when the infinitesimal characters characterizing them are generic. As an example of the integral case, we determine the composition series of the standard Whittaker $ (\mathfrak{g},K)$-module when $ G$ is the group $ U(n,1)$ and the infinitesimal character is regular integral.

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Kenji Taniguchi
Affiliation: Department of Physics and Mathematics, Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1, Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5258, Japan

Keywords: Whittaker modules
Received by editor(s): February 24, 2011
Received by editor(s) in revised form: January 26, 2012
Published electronically: November 6, 2012
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