We make a detailed study of the moduli space of winding number two (k = 2) axially symmetric vortices (or equivalently, of coaxial composite of two fundamental vortices), occurring in U(2) gauge theory with two flavors in the Higgs phase, recently discussed by Hashimoto and Tong and by Auzzi, Shifman, and Yung. We find that it is a weighted projective space WCP(2,1,1)2 similar or equal to CP2/Z(2). This manifold contains an A(1)-type (Z(2)) orbifold singularity even though the full moduli space including the relative position moduli is smooth. The SU(2) transformation properties of such vortices are studied. Our results are then generalized to U(N) gauge theory with N flavors, where the internal moduli space of k = 2 axially symmetric vortices is found to be a weighted Grassmannian manifold. It contains singularities along a submanifold.
|Autori:||Eto M; Konishi K; Marmorini G; Nitta M; Ohashi K; Vinci W; Yokoi N|
|Titolo:||Non-Abelian vortices of higher winding numbers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevD.74.065021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|