# Fourier representation of complex Dirac function

I have confusion on the Fourier representation of complex Dirac function, recently. As $$t$$ is real value, we have \begin{align} \delta(t)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{iwt}\text{d}w \end{align} However, the goal is to obtain Fourier representation of complex Dirac function.

What is I know. For complex $$t$$, there is \begin{align} \delta(t)=\delta(\text{Re}(t))\delta(\text{Im}(t)) \end{align} For simplification, we use $$t_r=\text{Re}(t)$$ and $$t_m=\text{Im}(t)$$. We then have \begin{align} \delta(t)&=\frac{1}{(2\pi)^2}\left({\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}e^{iw_1t_r}\text{d}w_1}\right)\left({\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}e^{iw_2t_m}\text{d}w_2}\right)\\ &=\frac{1}{(2\pi)^2}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{i\boldsymbol{w}^T\boldsymbol{t}}\text{d}\boldsymbol{w} \end{align} where $$\boldsymbol{w}=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}{w_1\\w_2}\end{array}\right)$$ and $$\boldsymbol{t}=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}{t_r\\t_m}\end{array}\right)$$.

But, how do I use 1-dimension complex integral to represent $$\delta(t)$$ rather than 2-dimension real integral.

• It is probably better to just identify $\mathbb C$ and $\mathbb R^2$ here. That is, $\delta(z)=\delta(x)\delta(y)$, where $z=x+iy$. You are not using the complex multiplication in any way. Sep 21, 2018 at 9:18

Your final expression is incorrect because it is written as an integral over $$\mathbb{R}$$ rather than $$\mathbb{R}^2$$; obviously, since you're integrating over both $$w_1$$ and $$w_2$$, your integration range should be two-dimensional. And now we just identify $$\mathbb{R}^2$$ with $$\mathbb{C}$$, so $$w^Tt$$ becomes $$\operatorname{Re}(w^\ast t)$$. Thus $$\delta(t)=(2\pi)^{-2}\int_{\mathbb{C}}e^{i\operatorname{Re}w^\ast t} dt.$$
• Thank you very much for your answer. The integral is w.r.t vector $\boldsymbol{w}$ in my final expression. There is a clerical error. The variable of integration is w.r.t. complex variable $w$ rather than $t$. However, I don't know whether $\text{d} (w_1+iw_2)$ is equal to $\text{d}[w_1,w_2]^T$. Your response is expected. Thanks a lot. Sep 21, 2018 at 14:06