## Abstract

Let N-1 denote the class of generalized Nevanfinna functions with one negative square and let N-1,N-0 be the subclass of functions Q(z) is an element of N, with the additional properties lim(y-->infinity) Q(i y)/y=0 and lim sup(y-->infinity) y\Im Q(i y)\ <&INFIN;. These classes form an analytic framework for studying (generalized) rank one perturbations A(τ) = A+ τ[(.), ω] ω in a Pontryagin space setting. Many functions appearing in quantum mechanical models of point interactions either belong to the subclass N-1,N-0 or can be associated with the corresponding generalized Friedrichs extension. In this paper a spectral theoretical analysis of the perturbations A(τ) and the associated Friedrichs extension is carried out. Many results, such as the explicit characterizations for the critical eigenvalues of the perturbations A(τ), are based on a recent factorization result for generalized Nevanlinna functions. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA).

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 317-349 |

Number of pages | 33 |

Journal | Journal of functional analysis |

Volume | 188 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1-Feb-2002 |

## Keywords

- Pontryagin space
- rank one perturbations
- symmetric operators
- selfadjoint extension
- Friedrichs extension
- generalized Nevanlinna function
- SELF-ADJOINT OPERATORS
- EXTENSIONS
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