Asymptotics of standard modules of quantum affine algebras


We introduce a sequence of $q$-characters of standard modules of a quantum affine algebra and we prove it has a limit as a formal power series. For $\mathfrak{g}=\hat{\mathfrak{sl}}_2$, we establish an explicit formula for the limit which enables us to construct corresponding asymptotical standard modules associated to each simple module in the category $\mathcal{O}$ of a Borel subalgebra of the quantum affine algebra. Finally, we prove a decomposition formula for the limit formula into $q$-characters of simple modules in this category $\mathcal{O}$.

Algebras and Representation Theory
Léa Bittmann
Research Associate