A symplectic connection on a symplectic manifold, unlike the Levi-Civita connection on a Riemannian manifold, is not unique. However, some spaces admit a canonical connection (symmetric symplectic spaces, Kähler manifolds, etc.); besides, some ‘preferred’ symplectic connections can be defined in some situations. These facts motivate a study of the symplectic connections, inducing a parallel Ricci tensor. This paper gives the possible forms of the Ricci curvature on such manifolds and gives a decomposition theorem (linked with the holonomy decomposition) for them.
AMS 2000 Mathematics subject classification: Primary 53B05; 53B30; 53B35; 53C25; 53C55