#### DOI

10.1090/S0002-9939-2011-11060-8

#### Abstract

Unlike Toeplitz operators on *H ^{2}*, truncated Toeplitz operators do not have a natural matricial characterization. Consequently, these operators are difficult to study numerically. In this note we provide criteria for a matrix with distinct eigenvalues to be unitarily equivalent to a truncated Toeplitz operator having an analytic symbol. This test is constructive and we illustrate it with several examples. As a byproduct, we also prove that every complex symmetric operator on a Hilbert space of dimension < 3 is unitarily equivalent to a direct sum of truncated Toeplitz operators.

#### Document Type

Article

#### Publication Date

2012

#### Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2012 American Mathematical Society. This article first appeared in *Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society *140:4 (2012), 1281-1295.

The definitive version is available at: http://www.ams.org/journals/proc/2012-140-04/home.html

DOI: 10.1090/S0002-9939-2011-11060-8

Full Citation:

Garcia, Stephan Ramon, Daniel E. Poore, and William T. Ross. "Unitary Equivalence to a Truncated Toeplitz Operator: Analytic Symbols."*Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society* 140, no. 4 (2012): 1281-295. doi:10.1090/S0002-9939-2011-11060-8.

#### Recommended Citation

Ross, William T.; Garcia, Stephan Ramon; and Poore, Daniel E., "Unitary Equivalence to a Truncated Toeplitz Operator: Analytic Symbols" (2012). *Math and Computer Science Faculty Publications*. 17.

http://scholarship.richmond.edu/mathcs-faculty-publications/17