# Fractional Fourier transform [closed]

Let $T: L^2(\mathbb{R}^n) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be the Fourier transform. Is there any reasonable definition of fractional Fourier transform (i.e. operator $A$ such that $A^{\alpha}=T$ for $\alpha \in (0,1)$), and if there is, is it of any use?

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–  Thorny Apr 9 '10 at 16:22
Voting to close as "just ask Google or Wikipedia" (and lack of background motivation other than natural curiosity) –  Captain Oates Apr 9 '10 at 17:19