Aspects of the Doubled Worldsheet

Research paper by Sibylle Driezen, Alexander Sevrin, Daniel C. Thompson

Indexed on: 12 Sep '16Published on: 12 Sep '16Published in: arXiv - High Energy Physics - Theory


We clarify the relation between various approaches to the manifestly T-duality symmetric string. We explain in detail how the PST covariant doubled string arises from an unusual gauge fixing. We pay careful attention to the role of "spectator" fields in this process and also show how the T-duality invariant doubled dilaton emerges naturally. We extend these ideas to non-Abelian T-duality and show they give rise to the duality invariant formalism based on the semi-Abelian Drinfeld Double. We then develop the N=(0,1) supersymmetric duality invariant formalism.