Large deviations and laws of the iterated logarithm for the local times of additive stable processes

Research paper by Xia Chen

Indexed on: 25 Jul '07Published on: 25 Jul '07Published in: Mathematics - Probability


We study the upper tail behaviors of the local times of the additive stable processes. Let $X_1(t),...,X_p(t)$ be independent, d-dimensional symmetric stable processes with stable index $0<\alpha\le 2$ and consider the additive stable process $\bar{X}(t_1,...,t_p)=X_1(t_1)+... +X_p(t_p)$. Under the condition $d<\alpha p$, we obtain a precise form of the large deviation principle for the local time \[\eta^x([0,t]^p)=\int_0^t...\int_0^t\delta_x\bigl(X_1(s_1)+... +X_p(s_p)\bigr) ds_1... ds_p\] of the multiparameter process $\bar{X}(t_1,...,t_p)$, and for its supremum norm $\sup_{x\in\mathbb{R}^d}\eta^x([0,t]^p)$. Our results apply to the law of the iterated logarithm and our approach is based on Fourier analysis, moment computation and time exponentiation.