Description of the heterotic string solutions in U(N) supersymmetric QCD

P. A. Bolokhov, M. Shifman, A. Yung

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We continue the study of heterotic non-Abelian Bogomol'nyi-Prasad- Sommerfield-saturated flux tubes (strings). Previously, such solutions were obtained in a particular U(2) gauge theory: N=2 supersymmetric QCD deformed by superpotential terms of a special type breaking N=2 supersymmetry down to N=1. Here we generalize the previous results to U(N) gauge theories. As was suggested by Edalati and Tong, the string world-sheet theory is a heterotic N=(0,2) sigma model, with the CP(N-1) target space for bosonic fields and an extra right-handed fermion which couples to the fermion fields of the N=(2,2) CP(N-1) model. We derive the heterotic N=(0,2) world-sheet model directly from the U(N) bulk theory. Parameters of the bulk theory are related to those of the world-sheet theory. Qualitatively this relation turns out to be the same as in the U(2) case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number085015
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009


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