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Infinitely Divisible Laws Associated with Hyperbolic Functions


Published:20030401
Printed: Apr 2003
Abstract
The infinitely divisible distributions on $\mathbb{R}^+$ of random
variables $C_t$, $S_t$ and $T_t$ with Laplace transforms
$$
\left( \frac{1}{\cosh \sqrt{2\lambda}} \right)^t, \quad \left(
\frac{\sqrt{2\lambda}}{\sinh \sqrt{2\lambda}} \right)^t, \quad \text{and}
\quad \left( \frac{\tanh \sqrt{2\lambda}}{\sqrt{2\lambda}} \right)^t
$$
respectively are characterized for various $t>0$ in a number of
different ways: by simple relations between their moments and
cumulants, by corresponding relations between the distributions and
their L\'evy measures, by recursions for their Mellin transforms, and
by differential equations satisfied by their Laplace transforms. Some
of these results are interpreted probabilistically via known
appearances of these distributions for $t=1$ or $2$ in the description
of the laws of various functionals of Brownian motion and Bessel
processes, such as the heights and lengths of excursions of a
onedimensional Brownian motion. The distributions of $C_1$ and $S_2$
are also known to appear in the Mellin representations of two
important functions in analytic number theory, the Riemann zeta
function and the Dirichlet $L$function associated with the quadratic
character modulo~4. Related families of infinitely divisible laws,
including the gamma, logistic and generalized hyperbolic secant
distributions, are derived from $S_t$ and $C_t$ by operations such as
Brownian subordination, exponential tilting, and weak limits, and
characterized in various ways.
Keywords: 
Riemann zeta function, Mellin transform, characterization of distributions, Brownian motion, Bessel process, Lévy process, gamma process, Meixner process
Riemann zeta function, Mellin transform, characterization of distributions, Brownian motion, Bessel process, Lévy process, gamma process, Meixner process
