Two-point correlators revisited: fast and slow scales in multifield models of inflation

José T. Gálvez Ghersi, Andrei V. Frolov
2017 Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics  
We study the structure of two-point correlators of the inflationary field fluctuations in order to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the existing methods to calculate primordial spectra. We present a description motivated by the separation of the fast and slow evolving components of the spectrum which is based on Cholesky decomposition of the field correlator matrix. Our purpose is to rewrite all the relevant equations of motion in terms of slowly varying quantities. This is important in
more » ... der to consider the contribution from high-frequency modes to the spectrum without affecting computational performance. The slow-roll approximation is not required to reproduce the main distinctive features in the power spectrum for each specific model of inflation.
doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/05/047 fatcat:kqmovdttqrhc7ie4wzsyvrn2nm