Free noncommutative hereditary kernels: Jordan decomposition, Arveson extension, kernel domination

Joseph A. Ball, Gregory Marx, Victor Vinnikov

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Abstract

We discuss a (i) quantized version of the Jordan decomposition theorem for a complex Borel measure on a compact Hausdorff space, namely, the more general problem of decomposing a general noncommutative kernel (a quantization of the standard notion of kernel function) as a linear combination of completely positive noncommutative kernels (a quantization of the standard notion of positive definite kernel). Other special cases of (i) include: the problem of decomposing a general operator-valued kernel function as a linear combination of positive kernels (not always possible), of decomposing a general bounded linear Hilbert-space operator as a linear combination of positive linear operators (always possible), of decomposing a completely bounded linear map from a $C^*$-algebra ${\mathcal A}$ to an injective $C^*$-algebra ${\mathcal L}({\mathcal Y})$ as a linear combination of completely positive maps from ${\mathcal A}$ to ${\mathcal L}({\mathcal Y})$ (always possible). We also discuss (ii) a noncommutative kernel generalization of the Arveson extension theorem (any completely positive map $\phi$ from a operator system ${\mathbb S}$ to an injective $C^*$-algebra ${\mathcal L}({\mathcal Y})$ can be extended to a completely positive map $\phi_e$ from a $C^*$-algebra containing ${\mathbb S}$ to ${\mathcal L}({\mathcal Y})$), and (iii) a noncommutative kernel version of a Positivstellensatz (i.e., finding a certificate to explain why one kernel is positive at points where another given kernel is positive).
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • math.OA
  • 47B32, 47A60

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