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A note on holomorphic functions and the Fourier-Laplace transform

Marcus Carlsson, Jens Wittsten


We revisit the classical problem of when a given function, which is analytic in the upper half plane $\mathbb{C} _+$, can be written as the Fourier transform of a function or distribution with support on a half axis $(-\infty ,b]$, $b\in \mathbb{R} $. We derive slight improvements of the classical Paley-Wiener-Schwartz Theorem, as well as softer conditions for verifying membership in classical function spaces such as $H^p(\mathbb{C} _+)$.

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