In this paper, we derive a formula for the $p$-adic syntomic regulators of Asai–Flach classes. These are cohomology classes forming an Euler system associated to a Hilbert modular form over a quadratic field, introduced in an earlier paper [LLZ16] by Antonio Lei and the first and third authors. The formula we develop here is expressed in terms of differential operators acting on overconvergent Hilbert modular forms; it is analogous to existing formulae for the regulators of Beilinson–Flach classes, but a novel feature is the appearance of a projection operator associated to a critical-slope Eisenstein series. We conclude the paper with numerical calculations giving strong evidence for the non-vanishing of these regulators in an explicit example.
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2969/aspm/08610595