Non-Gaussianity of quantum fields during inflation

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss how non-Gaussianity of cosmological perturbations arises from inflation. After introducing the in–in formalism to calculate the n-point correlation function of quantum fields, we present the computation of the bispectrum of the curvature perturbation generated in general single-field inflation models. The shapes of the bispectrum are compared with the local-type non-Gaussianity that arises from nonlinear dynamics on super-horizon scales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17 pages
Number of pages17
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2010

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