, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 804-840

Interpolation problems of Pick-Nevanlinna and Loewner types for meromorphic matrix functions

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Classical interpolation problems are concerned with the problem of finding an analytic function on the unit disk bounded by one which takes on prescribed values at certain prescribed points inside the disk (Pick-Nevanlinna) or on the boundary of the disk (Loewner). We consider the problem for matrix-valued functions having as many as poles ( a nonnegative integer) inside the disk but still uniformly bounded by one on the boundary of the disk. Our technique is an adaptation of that of Sz.-Nagy and Koranyi to spaces with an indefinite inner product. The problem arises in the broadband matching problem for electrical circuits and certain multichannel scattering problems in physics.

Research supported by US National Science Foundation Grant MCS-8101678.