We consider a real, massive scalar field both on the n-dimensional anti–de Sitter (AdS_n) spacetime and on its universal cover CAdS_n. In the second scenario, we extend the recent analysis on PAdS_n, the Poincaré patch of AdS_n, first determining all admissible boundary conditions of Robin type that can be applied on the conformal boundary. Most notably, contrary to what happens on PAdS_n, no bound state mode solution occurs. Subsequently, we address the problem of constructing the two-point function for the ground state satisfying the admissible boundary conditions. All these states are locally of Hadamard form being obtained via a mode expansion which encompasses only the positive frequencies associated to the global timelike Killing field on CAdS_n. To conclude we investigate under which conditions any of the two-point correlation functions constructed on the universal cover defines a counterpart on AdS_n, still of Hadamard form. Since this spacetime is periodic in time, it turns out that this is possible only for Dirichlet boundary conditions, though for a countable set of masses of the underlying field, or for Neumann boundary conditions, though only for even dimensions and for one given value of the mass.

Ground states of a Klein-Gordon field with Robin boundary conditions in global anti–de Sitter spacetime

Dappiaggi, Claudio;
2018-01-01

Abstract

We consider a real, massive scalar field both on the n-dimensional anti–de Sitter (AdS_n) spacetime and on its universal cover CAdS_n. In the second scenario, we extend the recent analysis on PAdS_n, the Poincaré patch of AdS_n, first determining all admissible boundary conditions of Robin type that can be applied on the conformal boundary. Most notably, contrary to what happens on PAdS_n, no bound state mode solution occurs. Subsequently, we address the problem of constructing the two-point function for the ground state satisfying the admissible boundary conditions. All these states are locally of Hadamard form being obtained via a mode expansion which encompasses only the positive frequencies associated to the global timelike Killing field on CAdS_n. To conclude we investigate under which conditions any of the two-point correlation functions constructed on the universal cover defines a counterpart on AdS_n, still of Hadamard form. Since this spacetime is periodic in time, it turns out that this is possible only for Dirichlet boundary conditions, though for a countable set of masses of the underlying field, or for Neumann boundary conditions, though only for even dimensions and for one given value of the mass.
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