Supersymmetric D-branes in the D1-D5 background

Research paper by Joris Raeymaekers, K. P. Yogendran

Indexed on: 05 Mar '07Published on: 05 Mar '07Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


We construct supersymmetric D-brane probe solutions in the background of the 2-charge D1-D5 system on M, where M is either K3 or T^4. We focus on `near-horizon bound states' that preserve supersymmetries of the near-horizon AdS_3 x S^3 x M geometry and are static with respect to the global time coordinate. We find a variety of half-BPS solutions that span an AdS_2 subspace in AdS_3, carry worldvolume flux and can wrap an S^2 within S^3 and/or supersymmetric cycles in M.