Resonant excitations of the 't Hooft-Polyakov monopole

Péter Forgács, Mikhail S. Volkov

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The quasinormal modes (QNM) or resonant excitations of the 't Hooft-Polyakov monopole was studied. It was shown that the Bogomol'nyi-Prasad- sommerfield (BPS) monopole admitted an infinite number of QNM. It was shown that the modes were eigenfunctions of the isospin 1 perturbation equations with complex eigenvalues, En = ωn-iγn. It was demonstrated that the QNM of the monopole lead to a universal late time behavior of the perturbed monopole bgy giving rise collectively to a quasiperiodic, long living excitation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number156803
Pages (from-to)151802-1-151802-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 16 2004


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