Scalar field breathers on anti-de Sitter background

Gyula Fodor, Péter Forgács, Philippe Grandclément

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We study spatially localized, time-periodic solutions (breathers) of scalar field theories with various self-interacting potentials on anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetimes in D dimensions. A detailed numerical study of spherically symmetric configurations in D=3 dimensions is carried out, revealing a rich and complex structure of the phase-space (bifurcations, resonances). Scalar breather solutions form one-parameter families parametrized by their amplitude, ε, while their frequency, ω=ω(ε), is a function of the amplitude. The scalar breathers on AdS we find have a small amplitude limit, tending to the eigenfunctions of the linear Klein-Gordon operator on AdS. Importantly most of these breathers appear to be generically stable under time evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065027
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 19 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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