Wilson lines in warped space: Dynamical symmetry breaking and restoration

Kin Ya Oda, Andreas Weiler

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The dynamics of Wilson lines integrated along a warped extra dimension has been unknown. We study a five-dimensional SU(N) pure gauge theory with Randall-Sundrum warped compactification on S1/Z2. We clarify the notion of large gauge transformations that are non-periodic on the covering space for this setup. We obtain Kaluza-Klein expansions of gauge and ghost fields for the most general twists and background gauge field configurations, which break the gauge symmetry at classical level in general. We calculate the one-loop effective potential and find that the symmetry corresponding to the subgroup allowing continuous Wilson lines is dynamically restored. The presented method can be directly applied to include extra fields. The connection to dynamical Scherk-Schwarz supersymmetry breaking in warped space is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-416
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 27 Jan 2005


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