D=4 N=1 type IIB orientifolds with continuous Wilson lines, moving branes, and their field theory realization

Mirjam Cvetič, Paul Langacker

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Abstract

We investigate four-dimensional N=1 type IIB orientifolds with continuous Wilson lines, and their T-dual realizations as orientifolds with moving branes. When continuous Wilson lines become discrete the gauge symmetry is enhanced and the T-dual orientifold corresponds to branes sitting at the orbifold fixed points. There is a field theoretic analog describing these phenomena as D- and F-flat deformations of the T-dual model, where the branes sit at the origin (original model without Wilson lines) as well as a deformation of the T-dual model where sets of branes sit at the fixed points (the model with discrete Wilson lines). We demonstrate these phenomena for the prototype Z3 orientifold: we present an explicit construction of the general set of continuous Wilson lines as well as their explicit field theoretic realization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-302
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume586
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • 11.15.Ex
  • 11.25.Mj
  • Flat directions
  • Orientifolds
  • Wilson lines

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