A Primer on Coorbit Theory
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Original versionJournal of Fourier Analysis and Applications. 2021, 28 (1), 1-61. 10.1007/s00041-021-09892-5
Coorbit theory is a powerful machinery that constructs a family of Banach spaces, the so-called coorbit spaces, from well-behaved unitary representations of locally compact groups. A core feature of coorbit spaces is that they can be discretized in a way that reflects the geometry of the underlying locally compact group. Many established function spaces such as modulation spaces, Besov spaces, Sobolev–Shubin spaces, and shearlet spaces are examples of coorbit spaces. The goal of this survey is to give an overview of coorbit theory with the aim of presenting the main ideas in an accessible manner. Coorbit theory is generally seen as a complicated theory, filled with both technicalities and conceptual difficulties. Faced with this obstacle, we feel obliged to convince the reader of the theory’s elegance. As such, this survey is a showcase of coorbit theory and should be treated as a stepping stone to more complete sources.