Coupled bulk and brane fields about a de Sitter brane

Antonio Cardoso, Kazuya Koyama, A. Mennim, S. Seahra, David Wands

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We consider the evolution of a bulk scalar field in anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetime linearly coupled to a scalar field on a de Sitter boundary brane. We present results of a spectral analysis of the system, and find that the model can exhibit both bound and continuum resonant modes. We find that zero, one, or two bound states may exist, depending upon the masses of the brane and bulk fields relative to the Hubble length and the AdS curvature scale and the coupling strength. In all cases, we find a critical coupling above which there exists a tachyonic bound state. We show how the 5-dimensional spectral results can be interpreted in terms of a 4-dimensional effective theory for the bound states. We find excellent agreement between our analytic results and the results of a new numerical code developed to model the evolution of bulk fields coupled to degrees of freedom on a moving brane. This code can be used to model the behavior of brane-world cosmological perturbations in scenarios for which no analytic results are known
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)084002
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2007


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