# ERRATUM TO: ON L -ESTIMATES FOR ¯ COMPLETE K ¨ ```ERRATUM TO: ON L2 -ESTIMATES FOR ∂&macr; ON A PSEUDOCONVEX DOMAIN IN A
COMPLETE KÄHLER MANIFOLD WITH POSITIVE HOLOMORPHIC
BISECTIONAL CURVATURE
SÉVERINE BIARD
Abstract. We correct some results in our earlier paper, about the Diederich-Fornaess exponent for
the distance function in a complete Kähler manifold with positive holomorphic bisectional curvature. The
main concern is about the definition of the function τΩ . This was corrected in the author’s thesis. The
main results on the existence of Diederich-Fornaess exponent and the L2 -estimates for ∂&macr; operator still hold.
We use the notations of .
Definition 4.2  needs to be remplaced by the following:
Definition 4.2. Let U be a neighborhood of ∂Ω. Then
τΩ (x) = kΛx k2T ∗ U,hf ,
∀x ∈ U ∩ Ω.
x
x
Proposition 4.1  needs to be removed. These corrections appear because of the non-continuity of the function
τΩ on the boundary ∂Ω.
We explain this confusion in the following paragraph now. This also implies different corrections in the results of
section 5 in .
The tools used to prove Proposition 4.1  were the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality combined with a property on
the behavior of the Levi form close to the boundary but those cannot be used in this situation for the following
reasons:
Let z ∈ U ∩ Ω. Since the eigenvalue i∂ ∂&macr;z (−δ∂Ω )(Ln , Ln ) may be negative (δ∂Ω is not plurisubharmonic),
the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality needs to be applied on Qz = δ∂Ω (z).i∂ ∂&macr;z (− log δ∂Ω ) (since − log δ∂Ω is strictly
plurisubharmonic on Ω) as follows
(1)
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1
|i∂ ∂&macr;z (−δ∂Ω )(Ln , Li )| ≤ Qz (Li , Li ) 2 Qz (Ln , Ln ) 2 ,
since Qz (Ln , Li ) = i∂ ∂&macr;x (−δ∂Ω )(Ln , Li ).
Unfortunately, this inequality is not sufficient to obtain directly the fact that τΩ &lt; 1 on U ∩ Ω.
1991 Mathematics Subject Classification. 32W05-32T35-32Q10.
Key words and phrases. Pseudoconvex domains, Plurisubharmonic exhaustion functions, Reach, Diederich-Fornaess exponent.
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This may be explained by the positivity of the curvature:
If the curvature of the manifold is zero (for example in Cn ), then τΩ is equal to 0 on the boundary from (1) since
for p ∈ W a weakly pseudoconvex boundary point and w ∈ Np , we have
d
&macr;
hi∂ ∂(−δ
∂Ω (zε )), w ∧ w̄i = 0,
dε
where zε = p + ε∇δ∂Ω (p) is a point ε-equidistant to the boundary.
This implies i∂ ∂&macr;p (−δ∂Ω )(Ln , Li ) = 0 for every Li ∈ Ker(Lp δ∂Ω ) (see  or the Riccati equation (Curvature
Equations) in [II, 4.2, ]).
This argument doesn’t hold anymore when the curvature is positive. We cannot prove the continuity of τΩ on
∂Ω by extending it by 0 on the boundary.
Hence, Corollary 4.1 in , converted into a Proposition is corrected as follows :
Proposition 4.1. Let (X, ω) be a complete Kähler manifold with positive holomorphic bisectional curvature and
Ω b X be a pseudoconvex domain with C 2 boundary. Then there exists a neighborhood U of ∂Ω and a positive
constant c such that
∀z ∈ U ∩ Ω,
τΩ (z) ≤ c &lt; 1.
Proof.
Since ∂Ω is C 2 , reach(Ωc ) ≥ a &gt; 0 for some a &gt; 0. So there exists a neighborhood U of ∂Ω on which δ∂Ω is
also of class C 2 and on which the function τΩ is well defined. By contradiction, suppose there exists a sequence
of points zk ∈ Ω convergent to p ∈ ∂Ω such that limk→+∞ τΩ (zk ) = 1. Then, thanks to Proposition 7.2 , there
η
doesn’t exist an exponent η &gt; 0 such that −δ∂Ω
is strictly plurisubharmonic on Ω, which is a contradiction with
.
We also correct Theorem 5.1 :
Theorem 5.1. Let Ω be a relatively compact pseudoconvex domain with C 2 boundary in a complete Kähler manifold
with positive holomorphic bisectional curvature. Let ε &gt; 0 and Vε the ε-equidistant neighborhood of the boundary
∂Ω. Then
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t(∂Ω) ≥ 1 − inf sup τΩ2 .
(2)
ε Vε ∩Ω
Proof of Theorem 5.1.
We prove this Theorem into two steps. First, we use Ohsawa and Sibony’s idea  and precise a first estimation,
thanks to Proposition 5.1 . Secondly, we deduce an estimation of the order of plurisubharmonicity.
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Step 1: Prove that on a small enough neighborhood U of Ω, for all 0 &lt; α &lt; inf U ∩Ω γ.(1 − τΩ2 ), the function
α
−δ∂Ω
is strictly plurisubharmonic on U ∩ Ω.
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Remark that we have inf U ∩Ω γ.(1 − τΩ2 ) &gt; 0:
By Proposition 4.1, there exists a neighborhood U 0 of ∂Ω and a constant c0 &gt; 0 such that τΩ (x) ≤ c0 &lt; 1 for
1
√
x ∈ U 0 ∩ Ω. Hence, c0 (x) := 1 − τΩ2 ≥ 1 − c0 := c &gt; 0 on U 0 ∩ Ω.
Moreover, the fonction γ being continuous on U 0 ∩ Ω̄ and equal to 1 on ∂Ω, reducing U 0 if need be, inf U 0 ∩Ω γ &gt; 0.
Let (Ui )1≤i≤N be a small enough covering of ∂Ω. By Proposition 5.1 , for all x ∈ Ui ∩ Ω,
(3)
Qx (v) ≥ c0 (x).
n−1
X
!
2
CΩ δ∂Ω
(x)|vi |2
2
+ γ(x).|vn |
.
i=1
α
&macr;
By computing i∂ ∂(−δ
∂Ω ) for α &gt; 0 and by Proposition 5.1 , we deduce a sufficient condition on α in order
α
for the function −δ∂Ω
to be strictly plurisubharmonic:
From (3), we have on U ∩ Ω for U =
(4)
S
1≤i≤N
Ui ∩ U 0 :


n−1
X
C
γ(x)
1
Ω
2

CΩ |vj |2 +
+ 2
|vn |2 
2 (x) Qx (v) + CΩ |vn | ≥ c0 (x)
δ∂Ω
c
(x)
δ
(x)
0
∂Ω
j=1


n
n−1
X
X
1
1
C
γ(x)
Ω
⇐⇒
aij vi v&macr;j + 2 k∂δ∂Ω k2 |vn |2 ≥ c0 (x) 
CΩ |vj |2 +
+ 2
|vn |2  .
δ∂Ω (x) i,j=1
δ∂Ω
c
(x)
δ
(x)
0
∂Ω
j=1
Let α &gt; 0 and v ∈ T (1,0) U ,
α
&macr;
hi∂ ∂(−δ
∂Ω ), v ∧ v̄i =
=
=
=
≥
(5)
≥
α−1
α−2
&macr;
&macr;
hαδ∂Ω
i∂ ∂(−δ
∂Ω ) − α(α − 1)δ∂Ω i∂δ∂Ω ∧ ∂δ∂Ω , v ∧ v̄i
&macr;
(1 − α)
i∂ ∂(−δ∂Ω )
α
&macr;
αδ∂Ω
i∂δ∂Ω ∧ ∂δ∂Ω , v ∧ v̄ +
, v ∧ v̄
2
δ∂Ω
δ∂Ω


n
X
1
(1
−
α)
α 
αδ∂Ω
aji vj v&macr;i +
k∂δ∂Ω k2 |vn |2 
2
δ∂Ω j,i=1
δ∂Ω
1
α
α
2
2
2
αδ∂Ω
2 Qx (v) + CΩ |vn | − δ 2 k∂δ∂Ω k |vn |
δ∂Ω
∂Ω


n−1
2
X
C
γ(x)
α.k∂δ
k
Ω
∂Ω
α 
c0 (x)αδ∂Ω
CΩ |vj |2 +
+ 2 −
|vn |2  by (4)
2
c
(x)
δ
c
(x).δ
0
0
∂Ω
∂Ω
j=1
α
Cα (x).δ∂Ω
n
X
|vj |2 ,
i=1
where Cα is a positive constant dependent on α.
si
CΩ
γ(x) α.k∂δ∂Ω k2
+ 2 −
&gt; 0,
2
c0 (x)
δ∂Ω
c0 (x).δ∂Ω
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Assumption (5) is equivalent to 0 &lt; α &lt;
2
γ(x).c0 (x) + CΩ .δ∂Ω
(x)
.
2
k∂δ∂Ω k
As k∂δ∂Ω (x)k = 1 on U small enough, if
0&lt;α&lt;
2
inf (γ(x).c0 (x) + CΩ .δ∂Ω
(x)) =
x∈U ∩Ω
inf (γ(x).c0 (x))
x∈U ∩Ω
then
α
α
2
&macr;
hi∂ ∂(−δ
∂Ω ), v ∧ v̄i ≥ Cα δ∂Ω kvk
(6)
on U ∩ Ω.
Step 2: Estimate of the order of plurisubharmonicity t(∂Ω).
Denote Vε the ε-equidistant neighborhood of the boundary ∂Ω and U the previous neighborhood. There exists
ε0 &gt; 0 such that for all 0 &lt; ε &lt; ε0 , Vε ⊂ U .
α
By Step 1, for all 0 &lt; α &lt; inf x∈Vε ∩Ω γ(x).c0 (x), the function −δ∂Ω
is strictly plurisubharmonic on Vε ∩ Ω.
So,
∀ 0 &lt; ε &lt; ε0 ,
t(∂Ω) ≥
inf
x∈Vε ∩Ω
γ(x).c0 (x) .
And,
t(∂Ω) ≥ sup
0&lt;ε&lt;ε0
inf
γ(x).c0 (x) .
inf
γ(x)).(1 − inf sup τΩ2 (x)).
x∈Vε ∩Ω
But,
sup
ε
inf
x∈Vε ∩Ω
γ(x).c0 (x) = (sup
ε
1
x∈Vε ∩Ω
ε x∈Vε ∩Ω
Recall that γ is continuous U ∩ Ω̄, so supε inf x∈Vε ∩Ω γ(x) = inf x∈∂Ω γ(x) = 1.
Hence,
1
t(∂Ω) ≥ 1 − inf sup τΩ2 (x).
ε x∈Vε ∩Ω
The correction of Corollary 4.1 in  implies the following modification of Corollary 5.1 in  :
Corollary 5.1. Let (X, ω) be a complete Kähler manifold with positive holomorphic bisectional curvature and
Ω b X, a pseudoconvex domain. Let (Ωk )k≥1 be an exhaustion by smooth pseudoconvex domains of Ω such that
sup τΩk ≤ c &lt; 1,
k
for a positive constant c independent of k. Then there exists α &gt; 0 such that for all k ≥ 1, there exists a neighα
borhood Uk of ∂Ωk such that −δΩ
∈ s − P SH(Uk ∩ Ωk ).
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Proof. Since for all k ≥ 1, Ωk b Ω is a pseudoconvex domain with C 2 boundary. We also have
&macr; log δ∂Ω ) ≥ CΩ ω,
i∂ ∂(−
k
on Ωk .
By using the proof of Proposition 5.1 on Ωk , there exists a neighborhood Uk on which any αk with
1
0 &lt; αk ≤ (1 − τΩ2k ) min(CΩ , γk ),
is a Diederich-Fornaess exponent for the distance function δΩk on Uk ∩ Ωk .
Since γk is continuous and equal to 1 on ∂Ωk , reducing Uk if need be, there exists a positive constant b such
that for every k ≥ 1, γk ≥ 1 − b on Uk ∩ Ωk . Moreover, by assumption, there exists a positive constant c̃ such
1
that for every k ≥ 1, 1 − τΩ2k ≥ c̃ &gt; 0 on Uk ∩ Ωk . So, there exists an exponent α such that for every k ≥ 1, there
α
exists a neighborhood Uk of ∂Ωk such that −δ∂Ω
∈ s − P SH(Uk ∩ Ωk ).
k
Aknowledgment: The author would like to thank J-P. Demailly and M. Adachi for pointing out some errors
in the paper .
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Department of Mathematics, Mailstop 3368, Texas A&amp; M University, College Station, TX 77843-3368, USA