### Abstract

The classical Stein-Tomas restriction theorem is equivalent to the fact that the spectral measure dE(λ) of the square root of the Laplacian on ℝ^{n} is bounded from L^{p}(ℝ^{n}) to L^{p′}(ℝ^{n}) for 1 ≤ p ≤ 2(n +1)/(n + 3), where p′ is the conjugate exponent to p, with operator norm scaling as λ^{(n(1/p-1/p′)-1}. We prove a geometric, or variable coefficient, generalization in which the Laplacian on ℝ^{n} is replaced by the Laplacian, plus a suitable potential, on a nontrapping asymptotically conic manifold. It is closely related to Sogge's discrete L^{2} restriction theorem, which is an O(λ^{n(1/p-1/p′)-1}) estimate on the L^{p} → L^{p}' operator norm of the spectral projection for a spectral window of fixed length. From this, we deduce spectral multiplier estimates for these operators, including Bochner-Riesz summability results, which are sharp for p in the range above. The paper divides naturally into two parts. In the first part, we show at an abstract level that restriction estimates imply spectral multiplier estimates, and are implied by certain pointwise bounds on the Schwartz kernel of λ-derivatives of the spectral measure. In the second part, we prove such pointwise estimates for the spectral measure of the square root of Laplace-type operators on asymptotically conic manifolds. These are valid for all λ > 0 if the asymptotically conic manifold is nontrapping, and for small λ in general. We also observe that Sogge's estimate on spectral projections is valid for any complete manifold with C∞ bounded geometry, and in particular for asymptotically conic manifolds (trapping or not), while by contrast, the operator norm on dE.λ/ may blow up exponentially as λ → ∞ when trapping is present.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 893-950 |

Number of pages | 58 |

Journal | Analysis & PDE |

Volume | 6 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2013 |

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*Analysis & PDE*,

*6*(4), 893-950. https://doi.org/10.2140/apde.2013.6.893