Chiral gauged WZNW models and heterotic string backgrounds
Sfetsos, K and Tseytlin, AA (1993) Chiral gauged WZNW models and heterotic string backgrounds Nucl.Phys.B, 415. pp. 116154.
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We construct new heterotic string backgrounds which are analogous to superstring solutions corresponding to coset models but are not simply the `embeddings'of the latter. They are described by the (1,0) supersymmetric extension of the $G/H$ chiral gauged WZNW models. The `chiral gauged' WZNW action differs from the standard gauged WZNW action by the absence of the $A\bar A$term (and thus is not gauge invariant in the usual sense) but can still be expressed as a combination of WZNW actions and is conformal invariant. We explain a close relation between gauged and chiral gauged WZNW models and prove that in the case of the abelian $H$ the $G/H$ chiral gauged theory is equivalent to a particular $(G\times H)/H$ gauged WZNW theory. In contrast to the gauged WZNW model, the chiral gauged one admits a (1,0) supersymmetric extension which is consistent at the quantum level. Integrating out the $2d$ gauge field we determine the exact (in $\alpha'$) form of the couplings of the corresponding heterotic sigma model. While in the bosonic (superstring) cases all the fields depend (do not depend) nontrivially on $\alpha'$ here the metric receives only one $O(\alpha')$ correction while the antisymmetric tensor and the dilaton remain semiclassical. As a simplest example, we discuss the basic $D=3$ solution which is the heterotic string counterpart of the `black string' $SL(2,R) \times R/ R $ background.
Item Type:  Article  

Divisions :  Surrey research (other units)  
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Date :  5 August 1993  
DOI :  10.1016/05503213(94)900698  
Uncontrolled Keywords :  hepth, hepth  
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Depositing User :  Symplectic Elements  
Date Deposited :  17 May 2017 12:27  
Last Modified :  24 Jan 2020 22:16  
URI:  http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/835379 
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