Isotropic Quot schemes of orthogonal bundles over a curve
Abstract
We study the isotropic Quot schemes $IQ_e (V)$ parameterizing degree $e$ isotropic subsheaves of maximal rank of an orthogonal bundle $V$ over a curve. The scheme $IQ_e (V)$ contains a compactification of the space $IQ^o_e (V)$ of degree $e$ maximal isotropic subbundles, but behaves quite differently from the classical Quot scheme, and the Lagrangian Quot scheme in [6]. We observe that for certain topological types of $V$, the scheme $IQ_e (V)$ is empty for all $e$. In the remaining cases, for infinitely many $e$ there are irreducible components of $IQ_e (V)$ consisting entirely of nonsaturated subsheaves, and so $IQ_e (V)$ is strictly larger than the closure of $IQ^o_e (V)$. As our main result, we prove that for any orthogonal bundle $V$ and for $e \ll 0$, the closure $\overline{IQ^o_e (V)}$ of $IQ^o_e (V)$ is either empty or consists of one or two irreducible connected components, depending on $°(V)$ and $e$. In so doing, we also characterize the nonsaturated part of $\overline{IQ^o_e (V)}$ when $V$ has even rank.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 2020
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2006.09528
 Bibcode:
 2020arXiv200609528C
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Algebraic Geometry;
 14H60;
 14M17
 EPrint:
 31 pp