Bergman kernels and equilibrium measures for line bundles over projective manifolds
Journal article, 2009

Let L be a holomorphic line bundle over a compact complex projective Hermitian manifold X. Any fixed smooth hermitian metric h on L induces a Hilbert space structure on the space of global holomorphic sections with values in the k th tensor power of L. In this paper various convergence results are obtained for the corresponding Bergman kernels (i.e. orthogonal projection kernels). The convergence is studied in the large k limit and is expressed in terms of the equilibrium metric h_e associated to h, as well as in terms of the Monge-Ampere measure of h on a certain support set. It is also shown that the equilibrium metric h_e is in the class C^{1,1} on the complement of the augmented base locus of L. For L ample these results give generalizations of well-known results concerning the case when the curvature of h is globally positive (then h_e=h). In general, the results can be seen as local metrized versions of Fujita's approximation theorem for the volume of L.


Robert Berman

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

University of Gothenburg

American Journal of Mathematics

0002-9327 (ISSN) 1080-6377 (eISSN)

Vol. 131 5 1485-1524

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Mathematical Analysis



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