Localization for random unitary operators

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  • We consider unitary analogs of one-dimensional Anderson models on l 2(ℤ) defined by the product U ω=D ω S where S is a deterministic unitary and D ω is a diagonal matrix of i.i.d. random phases. The operator S is an absolutely continuous band matrix which depends on a parameter controlling the size of its off-diagonal elements. We prove that the spectrum of U ω is pure point almost surely for all values of the parameter of S. We provide similar results for unitary operators defined on l2(ℕ) together with an application to orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle. We get almost sure localization for polynomials characterized by Verblunsky coefficients of constant modulus and correlated random phases. © Springer 2006.
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  • Hamza E; Joye A; Stolz G
  • Start Page

  • 255
  • End Page

  • 272
  • Volume

  • 75
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  • 3