For any two-sided jumping $\alpha$-stable process, where $1 < \alpha<2$, we find an explicit identity for the law of the first hitting time of the origin. This complements existing work in the symmetric case and the spectrally one-sided case; cf. Yano-Yano-Yor (2009) and Cordero (2010), and Peskir (2008) respectively. We appeal to the Lamperti-Kiu representation of Chaumont-Panti-Rivero (2011) for real-valued self similar Markov processes. Our main result follows by considering a vector-valued functional equation for the Mellin transform of the integrated exponential Markov additive process in the Lamperti-Kiu representation. We conclude our presentation with some applications.
"The hitting time of zero for a stable process." Electron. J. Probab. 19 1 - 26, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1214/EJP.v19-2647