We consider spaces of immersed (pseudo-)holomorphic curves in an almost complex manifold of dimension four. We assume that they are either closed or compact with boundary in a fixed totally real surface, so that the equation for these curves is elliptic and has a Fredholm index. We prove that this equation is regular if the Chern class is ≥ 1 (in the case with boundary, if the ambient Maslov number is ≥ 1). Then the spaces of holomorphic curves considered will be manifolds of dimension equal to the index.
Math Subject Classification
30G20 35J60 47A53 53C15 58G03
Key Words and Phrases
Holomorphic curve almost complex manifold nonlinear elliptic PDE Fredholm index