Genus one polyhedral surfaces, spaces of quadratic differentials on tori and determinants of Laplacians
Yulia Klochko and Alexey Kokotov
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Submission date: 03. Jul. 2006
published in: Manuscripta mathematica, 122 (2007) 2, p. 195-216
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1007/s00229-006-0063-1
Keywords and phrases: polyhedral surfaces, determinants of Laplacians, quadratic differentials
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We prove a formula for the determinant of Laplacian on an arbitrary compact polyhedral surface of genus one. This formula generalizes the well-known Ray-Singer result for a flat torus. A special case of flat conical metrics given by the modulus of a meromorphic quadratic differential on an elliptic surface is also considered. We study the determinant of Laplacian as a functional on the moduli space of meromorphic quadratic differentials with L simple poles and L simple zeros and derive formulas for variations of this functional with respect to natural coordinates on this moduli space. We give also a new proof of Troyanov's theorem stating the existence of a conformal flat conical metric on a compact Riemann surface of arbitrary genus with a prescribed divisor of conical points.