L-functions for symmetric products of Kloosterman sums
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1515/crll.2005.2005.589.79
The classical Kloosterman sums give rise to a Galois representation of the function field unramified outside 0 and ∞. We study the local monodromy of this representation at ∞ using l-adic method based on the work of Deligne and Katz. As an application, we determine the degrees and the bad factors of the L-functions of the symmetric products of the above representation. Our results generalize some results of Robba obtained through p-adic method. © Walter de Gruyter Berlin · New York 2005.