Exact absorption probability in the extremal six-dimensional dyonic string background Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that the minimally coupled massless scalar wave equation in the background of a six-dimensional extremal dyonic string (or D1-D5-brane intersection) is exactly solvable, in terms of Mathieu functions. Using this fact, we calculate the absorption probabilities for these scalar waves and present explicit results for the first few low-energy corrections to the leading-order expressions. For a specific tuning of the dyonic charges, one can reach a domain where the low-energy absorption probability goes to zero with inverse powers of the logarithm of the energy. This is a dividing domain between the regime where the low-energy absorption probability approaches zero with positive powers of energy and the regime where the probability is an oscillatory function of the logarithm of the energy. By the conjectured AdS-CFT correspondence, these results shed novel light on the strongly coupled two-dimensional field theory away from its infrared conformally invariant fixed point (the strongly coupled "noncritical" string). 1999 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Cvetic, M., Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Tran, T. A.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • May 1999