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Title: Bound on largest r ∼< 0.1 from sub-Planckian excursions of inflaton

In this paper we will discuss the range of large tensor to scalar ratio, r, obtainable from a sub-Planckian excursion of a single, slow roll driven inflaton field. In order to obtain a large r for such a scenario one has to depart from a monotonic evolution of the slow roll parameters in such a way that one still satisfies all the current constraints of \texttt(Planck), such as the scalar amplitude, the tilt in the scalar power spectrum, running and running of the tilt close to the pivot scale. Since the slow roll parameters evolve non-monotonically, we will also consider the evolution of the power spectrum on the smallest scales, i.e. at P{sub s}(k ∼ 10{sup 16} Mpc{sup −1})∼< 10{sup −2}, to make sure that the amplitude does not become too large. All these constraints tend to keep the tensor to scalar ratio, r ∼< 0.1. We scan three different kinds of potential for supersymmetric flat directions and obtain the benchmark points which satisfy all the constraints. We also show that it is possible to go beyond r ∼> 0.1 provided we relax the upper bound on the power spectrum on the smallest scales.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad, 211 019 (India)
  2. Physics Department, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YB (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22382017
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 01; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; AMPLITUDES; EVOLUTION; EXCURSIONS; LIMITING VALUES; POTENTIALS; SCALARS; SPECTRA; SUPERSYMMETRY; TENSORS