# Busemann functions and semi-infinite O'Connell-Yor polymers

### Abstract

We prove that given any fixed asymptotic velocity, the finite length O’Connell-Yor polymer has an infinite length limit satisfying the law of large numbers with this velocity. By a Markovian property of the quenched polymer this reduces to showing the existence of Busemann functions, i.e. almost sure limits of ratios of random point-to-point partition functions. The key ingredients are the Burke property of the O’Connell-Yor polymer and a comparison lemma for the ratios of partition functions. We also show the existence of infinite length limits in the Brownian last passage percolation model.