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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 265752, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/265752
Research Article

A Liouville Property of Holomorphic Maps

Department of Mathematics, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong 515063, China

Received 5 April 2013; Accepted 8 May 2013

Academic Editors: M. M. Cavalcanti and J.-S. Chen

Copyright © 2013 Chengjie Yu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We prove a Liouville property of holomorphic maps from a complete Kähler manifold with nonnegative holomorphic bisectional curvature to a complete simply connected Kähler manifold with a certain assumption on the sectional curvature.

1. Introduction

Liouville property is an interesting topic in analysis since Liouville found that a bounded holomorphic function on the complex plane must be a constant function. It has been studied by many geometers. For example, Yau [1] studied Liouville property of harmonic functions on complete Riemannian manifold with nonnegative Ricci curvature and Tam [2] studied Liouville property of harmonic maps. By Yau's Schwartz lemma [3], every holomorphic map from a complete Kähler manifold with nonnegative Ricci curvature, to a complete Kähler manifold with holomorphic bisectional curvature not greater than a negative constant is a constant map. This is a Liouville property for holomorphic maps.

In this paper, we prove the following Liouville property of holomorphic maps. This is, in some sense, a generalization of Yau's Liouville property for holomorphic maps.

Theorem 1. Let be a complete Kähler manifold with nonnegative holomorphic bisectional curvature and a complete simply connected Kähler manifold with sectional curvature where is some positive constant and is the distance function of to a fixed point . Then, any holomorphic map from to must be constant.

Our strategy to prove this result is by first showing that there are plenty of bounded pluri-subharmonic functions on the target which is guaranteed by the classical Hessian comparison. Then, by using Ni-Tam's [4] Liouville type theorem for plurisubharmonic functions on complete Kähler manifolds with nonnegative holomorphic bisectional curvature and noting that the pull back of a pluri-subharmonic function along a holomorphic map is still pluri-subharmonic, we obtain the conclusion.

2. Proof of the Main Result

In order to show the existence of enough bounded plurisubharmonic functions on complete simply connected Kähler manifolds with negative quadratically decayed sectional curvature, we need the following technical lemma.

Lemma 2. For any positive constant , there is a bounded function such that (1) and for ;(2) for ;(3) for .

Proof. Note that as and . There are two positive numbers and , such that for any . Let Then, it is clear that . Moreover, when . Let Then, it is clear that satisfying (1) and (2). Moreover, when , So, is bounded.
Finally, which is equivalent to (3).

Lemma 3. Let be a complete simply connected Kähler manifold with sectional curvature , where is some positive constant and is the distance function of with respect to a fixed point . Then, for any point , there is a bounded continuous plurisubharmonic function such that on and .

Proof. Let be the distance function to . Then, it is clear that the sectional curvature of is not greater than , where is some positive constant. By Hessian comparison, we have Let and be a parallel unitary frame along geodesic rays emanating from . Then and for any .
By Lemma 2, let be a bounded function in such that (1) and for ; (2) for ; (3) for . Let . Then, by (8), we havewhich is nonnegative. Hence, is a bounded continuous pluri-subharmonic function on with on and .

We are now ready to prove Theorem 1.

Proof of Theorem 1. We proceed by contradiction. Let be a nonconstant holomorphic map. Then, there are two points in , such that . By Lemma 3, let be a bounded continuous pluri-subharmonic function on such that , . Then, is a bounded continuous pluri-subharmonic function on that is nonconstant. This contradicts Theorem  3.2 in [4].

Remark 4. The unitary invariant metric on constructed by Seshadri [5] has negative sectional curvature and sectional curvature outside a compact subset. This means that the curvature decayed rate cannot be raised to be greater than 2 in Theorem 1.

Acknowledgments

This research was partially supported by NSFC 11001161 and GDNSF S2012010010038.

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