Matrix-product structure of constacyclic codes over finite chain rings $\mathbb{F}_{p^m}[u]/\langle u^e\rangle$

Yuan Cao, Yonglin Cao, Fang-Wei Fu

Let $m,e$ be positive integers, $p$ a prime number, $\mathbb{F}_{p^m}$ be a finite field of $p^m$ elements and $R=\mathbb{F}_{p^m}[u]/\langle u^e\rangle$ which is a finite chain ring. For any $\omega\in R^\times$ and positive integers $k, n$ satisfying ${\rm gcd}(p,n)=1$, we prove that any $(1+\omega u)$-constacyclic code of length $p^kn$ over $R$ is monomially equivalent to a matrix-product code of a nested sequence of $p^k$ cyclic codes with length $n$ over $R$ and a $p^k\times p^k$ matrix $A_{p^k}$ over $\mathbb{F}_p$. Using the matrix-product structures, we give an iterative construction of every $(1+\omega u)$-constacyclic code by $(1+\omega u)$-constacyclic codes of shorter lengths over $R$.

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