Non-Abelian vortices in so (N) and USp (N) gauge theories

Minoru Eto, Toshiaki Fujimori, Sven Bjarke Gudnason, Kenichi Konishi, Takayuki Nagashima, Muneto Nitta, Keisuke Ohashi, Walter Vinci

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Non-Abelian BPS vortices in SO(N) × U(1) and USp(2N) × U(1) gauge theories are constructed in maximally color-flavor locked vacua. We study in detail their moduli and transformation properties under the exact symmetry of the system. Our results generalize non-trivially those found earlier in supersymmetric U(N) gauge theories. The structure of the moduli spaces turns out in fact to be considerably richer here than what was found in the U(N) theories. We find that vortices are generally of the semi-local type, with power-like tails of profile functions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number004
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Duality in Gauge Field Theories
  • Solitons Monopoles and Instantons
  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
  • Supersymmetric gauge theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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