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On the Restriction to $\D^* \times \D^*$ of Representations of $p$Adic $\GL_2(\D)$


Published:20071001
Printed: Oct 2007
Abstract
Let $\mathcal{D}$ be a division algebra
over a nonarchimedean local field. Given
an irreducible representation $\pi$ of $\GL_2(\mathcal{D})$, we
describe its restriction to the diagonal subgroup $\mathcal{D}^* \times
\mathcal{D}^*$. The description is in terms of the structure of the
twisted Jacquet module of the representation $\pi$. The proof
involves Kirillov theory that we have developed earlier in joint work
with Dipendra Prasad. The main result on restriction also shows that
$\pi$ is $\mathcal{D}^* \times \mathcal{D}^*$distinguished if and only if
$\pi$ admits a Shalika model. We further prove that if $\mathcal{D}$
is a quaternion division algebra then the twisted Jacquet module
is multiplicityfree by proving an appropriate theorem on invariant
distributions; this then proves a multiplicityone theorem on the
restriction to $\mathcal{D}^* \times \mathcal{D}^*$ in the quaternionic
case.