A pair of commuting bounded operators $(S,P)$ acting on a
Hilbert space, is
called a `$\Gamma$`

-contraction, if it has the symmetrised bidisc as a
spectral set. For
every `$\Gamma$-contraction $(S,P)$`

, the operator equation
has a
unique solution $F$ with numerical radius, $w(F)$ no greater than one,
where $D_P$ is the
positive square root of `$(I-P^*P)$`

. This unique operator is called the
fundamental operator of
$(S,P)$. This thesis constructs an explicit normal boundary dilation for a
$\Gamma$-contraction. A triple of commuting bounded operators $(A,B,P)$
acting on a
Hilbert space with the closure of the tetrablock
as a spectral set, is called a tetrablock contraction. Every tetrablock
contraction
possesses two fundamental operators and these are the unique solutions of Moreover, $w(F_1)$ and
$w(F_2)$ are no greater than one. This thesisalso constructs an explicit
normal boundary
dilation for a tetrablock contraction. In these constructions, the
fundamental operators play a
pivotal role. Both the dilations in the symmetrized bidisc and in the
tetrablock are proved to
be minimal. But unlike the one variable case, uniqueness of minimal
dilations usually does
not hold good in several variables, e.g., Ando’s dilation is not unique.
However, we show that
the dilations are unique under a certain natural condition. In view of the
abundance of
operators and their complicated structure, a basic problem in operator
theory is to find nice
functional models and complete sets of unitary invariants. We develop a
functional model
theory for a special class of triples of commuting bounded operators
associated with the
tetrablock. We also find a set of complete sort of unitary invariants for
this special class.
Along the way, we find a Beurling-Lax-Halmos type of result for a triple
of multiplication
operators acting on vector-valuedHardy spaces. In both the model theory
and unitary
invariance,fundamental operators play a fundamental role. This thesis
answers the question
when two operators $F$ and $G$ with $w(F)$ and $w(G)$ no greater than one,
are
admissible as fundamental operators, in other words, when there exists a
$\Gamma$-contraction $(S,P)$ such that $F$ is the fundamental operator of
$(S,P)$ and
$G$ is the fundamental operator of `$(S^*,P^*)$`

. This thesis also answers a
similar question
in the tetrablock setting.

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