Ghost-free spectrum of a quantum string in SL(2,R) curved spacetime

Itzhak Bars
1996 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
The unitarity problem in curved spacetime is solved for the string described by the SL(2,R) WZW model. The spectrum is computed exactly and demonstratedto be ghost-free. The new features include (i) SL(2,R) left/right symmetrycurrents that have logarithmic cuts on the world sheet but that satisfy theusual local operator products or commutation rules, (ii) physical statesconsistent with the monodromy condition of closed strings despite thelogarithmic singularity in the currents, and (iii) a new
more » ... s, and (iii) a new free boson realization for these currents which render the SL(2,R) WZW model completely solvable.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.53.3308 pmid:10020326 fatcat:takclzb4lvcrpiwm6pooasbhia