Infinite temperature limit of meson spectral functions calculated on the lattice

Research paper by F. Karsch, E. Laermann, P. Petreczky, S. Stickan

Indexed on: 24 Mar '03Published on: 24 Mar '03Published in: High Energy Physics - Lattice


We analyze the cut-off dependence of mesonic spectral functions calculated at finite temperature on Euclidean lattices with finite temporal extent. In the infinite temperature limit we present analytic results for lattice spectral functions calculated with standard Wilson fermions as well as a truncated perfect action. We explicitly determine the influence of `Wilson doublers' on the high momentum structure of the mesonic spectral functions and show that this cut-off effect is strongly suppressed when using an improved fermion action.