Non-commutative rational Clark measures

Michael T. Jury, Robert T.W. Martin, Eli Shamovich

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We characterize the non-commutative Aleksandrov-Clark measures and the minimal realization formulas of contractive and, in particular, isometric non-commutative rational multipliers of the Fock space. Here, the full Fock space over Cd is defined as the Hilbert space of square-summable power series in several non-commuting formal variables, and we interpret this space as the noncommutative and multi-variable analogue of the Hardy space of square-summable Taylor series in the complex unit disk. We further obtain analogues of several classical results in Aleksandrov-Clark measure theory for non-commutative and contractive rational multipliers. Non-commutative measures are defined as positive linear functionals on a certain self-adjoint subspace of the Cuntz-Toeplitz algebra, the unital C*-algebra generated by the left creation operators on the full Fock space. Our results demonstrate that there is a fundamental relationship between NC Hardy space theory, representation theory of the Cuntz-Toeplitz and Cuntz algebras and the emerging field of non-commutative rational functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-53
Number of pages53
JournalCanadian Journal of Mathematics
StateAccepted/In press - 27 Jul 2022


  • Cuntz algebra
  • finitely-correlated representations
  • noncommutative Clark measures
  • noncommutative rational functions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (all)


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