Exactly solvable model for cosmological perturbations in dilatonic brane worlds

Physical review D: Particles and fields 07/2003; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.103512
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We construct a model where cosmological perturbations are analytically solved based on dilatonic brane worlds. A bulk scalar field has an exponential potential in the bulk and an exponential coupling to the brane tension. The bulk scalar field yields a power-law inflation on the brane. The exact background metric can be found including the back-reaction of the scalar field. Then exact solutions for cosmological perturbations which properly satisfy the junction conditions on the brane are derived. These solutions provide us an interesting model to understand the connection between the behavior of cosmological perturbations on the brane and the geometry of the bulk. Using these solutions, the behavior of an anisotropic stress induced on the inflationary brane by bulk gravitational fields is investigated. Comment: 30 pages, typos corrected, reference added

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