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Quantization of Wilson loops in Wess-Zumino-Witten models

Published inThe journal of high energy physics, vol. 08, no. 039, 22 p.
Publication date2007

We describe a non-perturbative quantization of classical Wilson loops in the WZW model. The quantized Wilson loop is an operator acting on the Hilbert space of closed strings and commuting either with the full Kac-Moody chiral algebra or with one of its subalgebras. We prove that under open/closed string duality, it is dual to a boundary perturbation of the open string theory. As an application, we show that such operators are useful tools for identifying fixed points of the boundary renormalization group flow.

  • Conformal Field Models in String Theory
  • Tachyon Condensation
  • D-branes
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ALEKSEEV, Anton, MONNIER, Samuel. Quantization of Wilson loops in Wess-Zumino-Witten models. In: The journal of high energy physics, 2007, vol. 08, n° 039, p. 22 p. doi: 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/08/039
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