A polynomial skew-product with a wandering Fatou-disk
Little is known about the existence of wandering Fatou components for rational maps in two complex variables. In 2003 Lilov proved the non-existence of wandering Fatou components for polynomial skew-products in the neighborhood of an invariant super-attracting fiber. In fact Lilov proved a stronger result, namely that the forward orbit of any vertical disk must intersect a fattened Fatou component of the invariant fiber. Naturally the next class of maps to study are polynomial skew-products with an invariant attracting (but not super-attracting) fiber. Here we show that Lilov's stronger result does not hold in this setting: for some skew-products there are vertical disks whose orbits accumulate at repelling fixed points in the invariant fiber, and that therefore never intersect the fattened Fatou components. These disks are necessarily Fatou disks, but we also prove that the vertical disks we construct lie entirely in the Julia set. Our results therefore do not answer the existence question of wandering Fatou components in the attracting setting, but show that the question is considerably more complicated than in the super-attracting setting.
- Pub Date:
- May 2014
- Mathematics - Dynamical Systems;
- Mathematics - Complex Variables;
- 16 pages, 2 figures