Heterotic AdS3/CFT2 duality with (0, 4) spacetime supersymmetry

Stefan Hohenegger, Christoph A. Keller, Ingo Kirsch

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We discuss the AdS3/CFT2 duality of a heterotic three-charge model with (0, 4) target space supersymmetry. The worldsheet theory for heterotic strings on the AdS3 × S3 / ZN × T4 near-horizon geometry was constructed by Kutasov et al. [D. Kutasov, F. Larsen, R.G. Leigh, String theory in magnetic monopole backgrounds, Nucl. Phys. B 550 (1999) 183, hep-th/9812027]. We propose that the dual conformal field theory is given by a two-dimensional (0, 4) sigma model arising on the Higgs branch of an orbifolded ADHM model. As a non-trivial consistency check of the correspondence, we find that the left- and right-moving central charges of the infrared conformal field theory agree with those predicted by the worldsheet model. Moreover, using the entropy function formalism, we show that to next-to-leading order the central charge can also be obtained from an α-corrected supergravity theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-222
Number of pages30
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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