Warm Vector Inflation
M. R. Setare111rezakord@ipm.ir
Department of Science, University of Kurdistan,
In this paper we introduce the ”warm vector inflation” scenario. In warm inflation scenario radiation is produced during the inflation epoch and reheating is avoided. Slow-roll and perturbation parameters of this model are presented. We develop our model using intermediate inflation model. In this case, the model is compatible with observational data. We also study the model using another exact cosmological solution, named logamediate scenario. We present slow-roll and Hubble parameters, power spectrum and tensor-scalar ratio in terms of inflaton. The model is compatible with WMAP7 and Planck observational data.
Evidence from the cosmic microwave background (CMB)
radiation indicates the early universe has an accelerating
phase i.e, the inflationary epoch. Moreover inflation theory
is one of the most compelling solution to many long-standing
problems of the standard hot big bang model, for example, the horizon, the
flatness, and the monopole problems, among others
1' (); 2' (). Main successful models of inflation are presented based on
weakly interacting scalar fields. Slow-roll (approximation) is
an important characteristic behavior of inflation process, but
higher spin fields induce an anisotropy in spatial segment of space and the
effective masses of these fields are usually of the order of the
Hubble scale, therefore the slow-roll inflation does not occur
3' (); 4' (); 5' (). Vector inflation model using an
orthogonal triple vector set and nonminimal coupling to gravity
has been presented in Ref.1 (). This model is very successful, non-minimally coupled vector fields appear to behave in precisely
the same way as a massive minimally coupled scalar field in a
One main problem of the inflation theory is how to attach the universe to the end of the inflation epoch. An interesting solution of this problem is the study of inflation in the context of warm inflation scenario n1 (). In warm model of inflation, radiation is produced during inflation period where its energy density is kept nearly constant. This is fulfilled by introducing the dissipation coefficient . Dissipation term may be derived, using quantum field theory (QFT) methods in a two-stage mechanism for field interaction 4nn (); arj (). The study of warm inflation model as a mechanism that gives an end for vector inflation theory is motivated us to consider the warm vector inflation model.
In warm inflation there has to be continuously particle (photon) production. For this to be possible, then the microscopic processes that produce these particles must occur at a timescale () much faster than Hubble expansion. Thus the decay rates (not to be confused with the dissipative coefficient) must be bigger than . Also these produced particles must thermalize. Thus the scattering processes amongst these produced particles must occur at a rate bigger than . These adiabatic conditions were outlined since the early warm inflation papers, such as Ref. 1-ne (). There has been considerable explicit calculations from QFT that explicitly compute all these relevant scattering and decay rates in warm inflation scenario 4nn (); arj ().
In all inflationary models the scale factor is exponentially or power-law. Exact solutions exist in both cases 1' (); 6' (). However exact solutions may also be presented for intermediate inflationary universes in which the scale factor is given by 7' (); 4 ().
where and are two constants, , and . The
expansion of this universe is slower than standard de Sitter
inflation, but faster than other exact solutions (power-law) y (). Intermediate
inflation arises as the slow-roll solution to potential which falls
off asymptotically as a power-law in field, and may be modelled by
an exact cosmological solution.
In one section of the present work, we will consider warm vector inflation model in the context of ”intermediate inflation”. The study of this form of scale factor is motivated by string/M theory 4-m (). If we add the higher order curvature correction, which is proportional to Gauss-Bonnent (GB) term, to Einstein-Hilbert action then a free-ghost action 5-m () may be obtained. The Gauss-Bonnent interaction is leading order of the ”” expansion to low-energy string effective action 5-m () ( is inverse string tension). This theory may be applied for black hole solutions 6-m (), acceleration of the late time universe 7-m () and initial singularity problems 8-m (). The GB interaction in with dynamical dilatonic scalar coupling leads to an intermediate form of scale factor 4-m (); 10-m (); 11-m ().
On the other hand, we would like to study our model in the context of ”logamediate inflation” with scale factor
where 12-m (). This model is converted to power-law inflation for case. This scenario is applied for a number of scalar-tensor theories 13-m (). The study of logamediate scenario is motivated by imposing weak general conditions on the cosmological models which have indefinite expansion 12-m (). The effective potential of the logamediate model has been considered in dark energy models 14-m (). These form of potentials are also used in supergravity, Kaluza-Klein theories and super-string models 13-m (); 15-m (). For logamediate models the power spectrum could be either blue or red tilted 16-m (). In Ref.12-m (), eight possible asymptotic scale factor solutions for cosmological dynamics would be presented. Three of these solutions are non-inflationary scale factor, another three one’s of solutions give de sitter, power-low and intermediate scale factors. Finally, two cases of these solutions have asymptotic expansion with logamediate scale factor. We will study warm vector inflation model in the context of intermediate and logamediate scenarios.
Ii The model
One inflationary model of non-minimally coupled vector fields in an isotropic and homogeneous universe (FRW) was presented in 1 (). Vector fields in this scenario behave in the same way as a minimally coupled scalar field. The action of this model is given by
where and …, here we work in natural unit where . By variation of this action with respect to the following field equations for the vector fields is obtained
In the FRW universe with the metric
the equation (4), for homogeneous vector fields () converts to
where and prime is derivative with respect to . Where the above equation is simplified
which is similar to the equation for the massive minimally coupled scalar field. Energy-momentum tensor of the vector field model may be presented by variation of action (3) with respect to the metric. The components of energy-momentum tensor in term of have the following forms 1 ()
where the summation over index has been used. The symmetries of the FRW universe with metric (5) do not allow the energy-momentum tensor contains off-diagonal components. Therefore to remove the off-diagonal sector of energy-momentum tensor, we have to present several fields simultaneously. A triplet of mutually orthogonal vector fields are introduced in 2 (). This vector fields are constrained by orthogonality
where satisfy the equation of motion (6). In the above equation we have used an ansatz
In slow-roll regime when we have therefore the universe undergoes the stage of inflation. So, inflation may be driven by non-minimally coupled vector fields in an isotropic and homogeneous universe which behaves similar to massive minimally coupled scalar field in FRW space-time 3 (). The dynamic of warm vector inflation in spatially flat FRW universe is presented by these equations
where is energy density of the radiation and is the dissipative coefficient. In the above equations dot ”.” means derivative with respect to cosmic time. Warm inflation is an example of a phase transition with dissipative effect n1 (); 4nn (). In supercool inflation model 1' (), this effect becomes important after the end of inflation (in reheating epoch,) but in warm inflation model the interactions of inflaton with other fields are important during the inflationary period. Because of these interactions the dynamic equations of inflation (14) are completely changed. Dissipation coefficient in the above equations could be calculated, by using QFT methods in a two-stage mechanism for field interaction 4nn (); arj () (for full consideration see appendix). In analogy to the QFT calculations in Refs.4nn (); arj (), one might expect a form such as
if the interaction structure is as given in the appendix. The above form is presented as a possible type of dissipative coefficient but there might be other forms. In the above equation is the temperature of thermal bath. In Sections (III) and (IV) we will use this form of dissipation coefficient. During inflation epoch the energy density of inflaton is the order of potential energy density () and dominates over the radiation energy density . Using slow-roll approximation where n1 () and when inflation radiation production is quasi-stable, (, ) the dynamic equations are reduced to
where and ( is the number of relativistic degree of freedom.). In the above equations prime () denotes derivative with respect to filed . From above equations the temperature of thermal bath is presented
Slow-roll parameters of the warm vector inflation are
In high dissipative regime () we have
Condition of inflation epoch () may be presented by inequality .
This is the condition for warm vector inflation era. Warm inflation epoch ends when . The number of e-folds has the following form:
where denotes the end of inflation and the epoch when the cosmological
scale exits the horizon is denoted by subscript .
Perturbations of our model at the smallest level in spatially flat FRW background, will be studied. We will present the perturbation theory in isotropic universe using variation of inflaton . In warm inflation scenario the variation of inflaton is presented by thermal fluctuation. In non-warm inflation scenarios, fluctuation of inflaton may be deriven by quantum fluctuation n2 (); n3 ()
In warm inflation model the thermal fluctuation provides
where is the temperature of thermal bath. We will study Tensor and scalar perturbations emerge during inflation epoch for warm vector inflation model. These perturbations may leave an imprint in the CMB anisotropy and on the LSS n2 (); n3 (). Power spectrum and a spectral index, are characteristics of each fluctuation: and for scalar perturbation, and for tensor perturbation. In warm and cool inflation models, scalar power spectrum is given by
where is co-moving wavenumber. At the reference wavenumber the combined measurement from WMAP+BAO+SN of is reported by WMAP7 data 2-i ()
The largest value of density perturbation is produced when n4 (). Scalar spectral index of our model is presented by
In warm inflation scenario, thermal fluctuations are considered instead of quantum fluctuations that generate scalar perturbations, therefor density fluctuation of scalar perturbation is modified while the tensor perturbation shows the same spectrum as in the usual non-warm inflation n5 ()
Spectral index may be found as
From WMAP data, we could not constraint directly, but the tensor-scalar ratio
may be constrained using the WMAP+BAO+SN measurement 2-i ():
Iii Intermediate inflation
Intermediate inflation will be studied in this section, where the scale factor of this model has the following form:
where is positive constant. The number of e-folds in this case is given by using the above equation
where is the begining time of inflation.
where and . Important slow-roll parameters and are presented
respectively. Energy density of radiation in this case has the following form:
At the begining of the inflation epoch where the scalar field in term of constant parameters of the model is presented
From above equations we could find the inflaton in term of number of e-folds
Perturbation parameters versus the scalar field and constant parameters of intermediate scenario are presented for warm vector inflation model. In slow-roll limit the power-spectrum of scalar perturbation could be found using Eqs.(24), (25) and (40)
Another important perturbation parameter is spectral index which is given by
In Fig.(1), the spectral index in term of the number of e-folds is plotted (where ). From this graph, it is observed that the model is compatible with observational data 2-i (); 2-m (), ( case leads to ). Tensor power spectrum and its spectral index are given by
Tensor-scalar ratio has the following form
where and . Important slow-roll parameters and are given by
respectively. The energy density of radiation in this case has this form:
At the beginning of the inflation epoch where the scalar field in terms of constant parameters of the model is given by
Using above equations we could find the inflaton in terms of the number of e-folds
The perturbation parameters versus the scalar field and constant parameters of intermediate scenario in this case are presented for warm vector inflation model. In slow-roll limit, by using Eqs. (27) and (50), we could find the power-spectrum of scalar perturbation
Another important perturbation parameter is spectral index which is presented by
In Fig.(3), we plot the spectral index in term of the number of e-folds (where ). From this graph, it is observed that the model is compatible with observational data 2-i (); 2-m (), ( case leads to ). The tensor power spectrum and its spectral index are presented by
The tensor-scalar ratio has the following form:
Iv Logamediate inflation
In this section we study warm vector field logamediate inflation where the scale factor has this form
is a constant parameter. The number of e-folds may be found, using the above equation
where denotes the begining time of inflation epoch.
where and ( is incomplete gamma function gamma ()). Potential in term of scalar field is presented as:
Slow-roll parameters of the model in this case are given by
where is inflaton at the begining of inflation epoch when (). Inflaton field in the inflation period could be obtained in term of number of e-folds by using above equation
Power spectrum and tensor-scalar ratio in this case are presented
Spectral indices for our model have the following forms
In Fig.(5), the spectral index in term of number of e-folds is plotted (for , , cases). We may see the small values of number of e-folds are assured for large values of parameter. We could find the tensor-scalar ratio in term of number of e-folds and spectral index