We study the effects of the non-attractor initial conditions for the canonical single-field inflation. The non-attractor stage can last only several e-folding numbers, and should be followed by hilltop inflation. This two-stage evolution leads to large scale suppression in the primordial power spectrum, which is favored by recent observations. Moreover we give a detailed calculation of primordial non-Gaussianity due to the ''from non-attractor to slow-roll'' transition, and find step features in the local and equilateral shapes. We conclude that a plateau-like inflaton potential with an initial non-attractor phase yields interesting features in both power spectrum and bispectrum.
- cosmological perturbation theory
- initial conditions and eternal universe