Vortex-type half-BPS solitons in Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena theory

Chanju Kim, Yoonbai Kim, O. Kab Kwon, Hiroaki Nakajima

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We study the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena (ABJM) theory without and with mass deformation. It is shown that maximally supersymmetry preserving, D-term, and F-term mass deformations of single mass parameter are equivalent. We obtain vortex-type half-BPS equations and the corresponding energy bound. For the undeformed ABJM theory, the resulting half-BPS equation is the same as that in supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and no finite energy regular BPS solution is found. For the mass-deformed ABJM theory, the half-BPS equations for U(2)×U(2) case reduce to the vortex equation in Maxwell-Higgs theory, which supports static regular multivortex solutions. In U(N)×U(N) case with N>2 the non-Abelian vortex equation of Yang-Mills-Higgs theory is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045013
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2009


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