Dual Separated Variables and Scalar Products

2019-10-30

Authors: Nikolay Gromov, Fedor Levkovich-Maslyuk, Paul Ryan, Dmytro Volin

Preprint-number: UUITP-44/19

Separation of variables (SoV) is an extremely efficient and elegant technique for analysing physical systems but its application to integrable spin chains was limited until recently to the simplest su(2) cases. In this paper we continue developing the SoV program for higher-rank spin chains and demonstrate how to derive the measure for the su(3) case. Our results are a natural consequence of factorisability of the wave function and functional orthogonality relations following from the interplay between Baxter equations for Q-functions and their dual.