We introduce a concept of joint Carleson measure and characterize when the difference of two composition operators on Aαp(Bn), the weighted Bergman space over the unit ball Bn in Cn, is bounded or compact. We apply this joint Carleson measure characterization to composition operators with smooth symbols and construct an interesting example which shows that the boundedness or the compactness depends on p when n ≥ 2. This is in sharp contrast with the single composition operator case where the boundedness or the compactness is independent of p>0. Moreover, the compact difference on the weighted Bergman spaces over the unit disc is known to be independent of p>0, and the compact difference on Aαp(Bn) is known to be independent of p>0 if each composition operator is bounded on Aβp(Bn) for some -1< β < α .
- Carleson measure
- Difference of composition operators
- Unit ball
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics