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Journal of Operator Theory

Volume 46, Issue 3, Supplementary 2001  pp. 491-516.

$({\cal U}+{\cal K})$-orbits, a block tridiagonal decomposition technique and a model with multiply connected spectrum

Authors Michal Dostal
Author institution: Mexicka 4, Praha 10, CZ--101 00, Czech Republic

Summary:  Two operators on a separable Hilbert space are $\uk$-{\it equivalent} ($A \uke B$) if $A=R^{-1}BR$, where $R$ is invertible and $R=U+K$, $U$ unitary, $K$ compact. The $\uk$-{\it orbit} of $A$ is defined as $\uk (A)=\{B\in \cB(\cH) : A \uke B \}$. This orbit lies between the unitary and the similarity orbit. In addition, two $\uk$-equivalent operators are compalent. In this article we develop a block tridiagonal decomposition technique that allows us to show that an operator is in the $\uk$-orbit of another operator in some cases where the similarity of the two operators is apparent. We construct an essentially normal operator (model) with multiply connected (non-essential) spectrum and describe the closure of the $\uk$-orbit of this model.

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