We construct a Schrödinger-like equation for the longitudinal wave function of a meson in the valence qq̄ sector, based on the 'tHooft model for large. N two-dimensional QCD, and combine this with the usual transverse equation from light-front holographic QCD, to obtain a model for mesons with massive quarks. The computed wave functions are compared with the wave function ansatz of Brodsky and de Téramond and used to compute decay constants and parton distribution functions. The basis functions used to solve the longitudinal equation may be useful for more general calculations of meson states in QCD.
- AdS correspondence
- Holographic QCD
- Light-front Schrödinger equation
- Quark model