By using basic complex analysis techniques, we obtain precise asymptotic approximations for kernels corresponding to symmetric α-stable processes and their fractional derivatives. We use the deep connection between the decay of kernels and singularities of the Mellin transforms. The key point of the method is to transform the multi-dimensional integral to the contour integral representation. We then express the integrand as a combination of gamma functions so that we can easily find all poles of the integrand. We obtain various asymtotics of the kernels by using Cauchys Residue Theorem with shifting contour integration. As a byproduct, exact coefficients are also obtained. We apply this method to general Lévy processes whose characteristic functions are radial and satisfy some regularity and size conditions. Our approach is based on the Fourier analytic point of view.
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