This paper considers a Lévy-driven queue (i.e., a Lévy process reflected at 0), and focuses on the distribution of M(t), that is, the minimal value attained in an interval of length t (where it is assumed that the queue is in stationarity at the beginning of the interval). The first contribution is an explicit characterization of this distribution, in terms of Laplace transforms, for spectrally one-sided Lévy processes (i.e., either only positive jumps or only negative jumps). The second contribution concerns the asymptotics of P (M(Tu) > u) (for different classes of functions Tu and u large); here we have to distinguish between heavy-tailed and light-tailed scenarios.

Original language | English |
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Place of Publication | Eindhoven |
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Publisher | Eurandom |
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Number of pages | 9 |
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Publication status | Published - 2011 |
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Name | Report Eurandom |
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Volume | 2011005 |
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ISSN (Print) | 1389-2355 |
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