Covariant closed string coherent states

Hindmarsh, Mark and Skliros, Dimitri (2011) Covariant closed string coherent states. Physical Review Letters, 106 (8). 081602. ISSN 0031-9007

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We give the first construction of covariant coherent closed string states, which may be identified with fundamental cosmic strings. We outline the requirements for a string state to describe a cosmic string, and provide an explicit and simple map that relates three different descriptions: classical strings, light cone gauge quantum states, and covariant vertex operators. The resulting coherent state vertex operators have a classical interpretation and are in one-to-one correspondence with arbitrary classical closed string loops.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Mark Hindmarsh
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:59
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 05:55

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