Random Walk on the Poincar\'{e} Disk Induced by a Group of M\"{o}bius Transformations

C. McCarthy, G. Nop, R. Rastegar, A. Roitershtein

2019, v.25, Issue 5, 915-940


We consider a discrete-time random motion, Markov chain on the Poincar\'{e} disk. In the basic variant of the model a particle moves along certain circular arcs within the disk, its location is determined by a composition of random M\"{o}bius transformations. We exploit an isomorphism between the underlying group of M\"{o}bius transformations and $\rr$ to study the random motion through its relation to a one-dimensional random walk. More specifically, we show that key geometric characteristics of the random motion, such as Busemann functions and bipolar coordinates evaluated at its location, and hyperbolic distance from the origin, can be either explicitly computed or approximated in terms of the random walk. We also consider a variant of the model where the motion is not confined to a single arc, but rather the particle switches between arcs of a parabolic pencil of circles at random times.

Keywords: random motion, random walks, Poincar\'{e} disk, random M\"{o}bius transformations, iterated random functions, gyrotranslations, bipolar coordinates, limit theorems


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