# nt.number theory – Hecke convergence factor

I was reading a paper here. There the author define an infinite series

$$sum_{ad-cb=1}(cz+d)^{-(k-j)}(az+b)^{-j}$$

where $$k$$ is an even integer bigger than 2 and $$2leqslant jleqslant k-2$$. Then this series is a cusp form. This series represents the $$(j-1)$$th period linear map of cusp forms. It still make sense for 0th and $$(k-2)$$th period, but the series defined in this way not converge. Then the author said we should introduce a Hecke convergence factor. But I could not find too much about what this thing is. Does anyone know anything about it? How will it help to define the series?