2017 年 69 巻 1 号 p. 43-53
The generalized Wintgen inequality was conjectured by De Smet, Dillen, Verstraelen and Vrancken in 1999 for submanifolds in real space forms. It is also known as the DDVV conjecture. It was proven recently by Lu (2011) and by Ge and Tang (2008), independently. The present author established a generalized Wintgen inequality for Lagrangian submanifolds in complex space forms in 2014. In the present paper we obtain the DDVV inequality, also known as generalized Wintgen inequality, for Legendrian submanifolds in Sasakian space forms. Some geometric applications are derived. Also we state such an inequality for contact slant submanifolds in Sasakian space forms.