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Title: Primordial massive gravitational waves from Einstein-Chern-Simons-Weyl gravity

We investigate the evolution of cosmological perturbations during de Sitter inflation in the Einstein-Chern-Simons-Weyl gravity. Primordial massive gravitational waves are composed of one scalar, two vector and four tensor circularly polarized modes. We show that the vector power spectrum decays quickly like a transversely massive vector in the superhorizon limit z → 0. In this limit, the power spectrum coming from massive tensor modes decays quickly, leading to the conventional tensor power spectrum. Also, we find that in the limit of m{sup 2} → 0 (keeping the Weyl-squared term only), the vector and tensor power spectra disappear. It implies that their power spectra are not gravitationally produced because they (vector and tensor) are decoupled from the expanding de Sitter background, as a result of conformal invariance.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute of Basic Sciences and Department of Computer Simulation, Inje University, Gimhae 621-749 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373366
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 08; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CONFORMAL INVARIANCE; COSMOLOGICAL INFLATION; DE SITTER GROUP; DE SITTER SPACE; EVOLUTION; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; PERTURBATION THEORY; SPECTRA; WEYL UNIFIED THEORY