We establish the existence and uniqueness of twisted exterior and symmetric square γ-factors in positive characteristic by studying the Siegel Levi case of generalized spinor groups. The corresponding theory in characteristic zero is due to Shahidi. In addition, in characteristic p we prove that these twisted local factors are compatible with the local Langlands correspondence. As a consequence, still in characteristic p, we obtain a proof of the stability property of γ-factors under twists by highly ramified characters. Next we use the results on the compatibility of the Langlands-Shahidi local coefficients with the Deligne- Kazhdan theory over close local fields to show that the twisted symmetric and exterior square γ-factors, L-functions and "ε-factors are preserved. Furthermore, we obtain a formula for Plancherel measures in terms of local factors and we also show that they are preserved over close local fields.
- Close local fields
- Local Langlands correspondence