# Boundary triplets and Krein type resolvent formula for symmetric operators with unequal defect numbers

### Abstract

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and let $A$ be a symmetric operator in $H$ with arbitrary (not necessarily equal) deficiency indices $n_\pm (A)$. We introduce a new concept of a $D$-boundary triplet for $A^*$, which may be considered as a natural generalization of the known concept of a boundary triplet (boundary value space) for an operator with equal deficiency indices. With a $D$-triplet for $A^*$ we associate two Weyl functions $M_+(\cdot)$ and $M_-(\cdot)$. It is proved that the functions $M_\pm(\cdot)$ posses a number of properties similar to those of the known Weyl functions ($Q$-functions) for the case $n_+(A)=n_-(A)$. We show that every $D$-triplet for $A^*$ gives rise to Krein type formulas for generalized resolvents of the operator $A$ with arbitrary deficiency indices. The resolvent formulas describe the set of all generalized resolvents by means of two pairs of operator functions which belongs to the Nevanlinna type class $\bar R(H_0,H_1)$. This class has been earlier introduced by the author.