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Hermite functions and uncertainty principles for the Fourier and the windowed Fourier transforms

  • Aline Bonami

    Université d'Orléans, France
  • Bruno Demange

    Université d'Orléans, France
  • Philippe Jaming

    Université d'Orléans, France
Hermite functions and uncertainty principles for the Fourier and the windowed Fourier transforms cover

Abstract

We extend an uncertainty principle due to Beurling into a characterization of Hermite functions. More precisely, all functions ff on Rd\mathbb{R}^d which may be written as P(x)exp(Ax,x)P(x)\exp (-\langle Ax, x\rangle), with AA a real symmetric definite positive matrix, are characterized by integrability conditions on the product f(x)f^(y)f(x) \widehat{f}(y). We then obtain similar results for the windowed Fourier transform (also known, up to elementary changes of functions, as the radar ambiguity function or the Wigner transform). We complete the paper with a sharp version of Heisenberg's inequality for this transform.

Cite this article

Aline Bonami, Bruno Demange, Philippe Jaming, Hermite functions and uncertainty principles for the Fourier and the windowed Fourier transforms. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 19 (2003), no. 1, pp. 23–55

DOI 10.4171/RMI/337