Translation Hyperovals and $\mathbb{F}_2$-Linear Sets of Pseudoregulus Type

  • Jozefien D'haeseleer
  • Geertrui Van de Voorde


In this paper, we study translation hyperovals in PG(2,qk). The main result of this paper characterises the point sets defined by translation hyperovals in the André/Bruck-Bose representation. We show that the affine point sets of translation hyperovals in PG(2,qk) are precisely those that have a scattered F2-linear set of pseudoregulus type in PG(2k−1,q) as set of directions. This correspondence is used to generalise the results of Barwick and Jackson who provided a characterisation for translation hyperovals in PG(2,q2), see [S.G. Barwick, Wen-Ai Jackson, A characterization of translation ovals in finite even order planes. Finite fields Appl. 33 (2015), 37--52.].

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