Gauge invariant Lagrangian formulation of massive higher spin fields in (A)dS3 space

I. L. Buchbinder, T. V. Snegirev, Yu M. Zinoviev

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We develop the frame-like formulation of massive bosonic higher spin fields in the case of three-dimensional (A)dS space with the arbitrary cosmological constant. The formulation is based on gauge invariant description by involving the Stueckelberg auxiliary fields. The explicit form of the Lagrangians and the gauge transformation laws are found. The theory can be written in terms of gauge invariant objects similar to the massless theories, thus allowing us to hope to use the same methods for investigation of interactions. In the massive spin 3 field example we are able to rewrite the Lagrangian using the new the so-called separated variables, so that the study of Lagrangian formulation reduces to finding the Lagrangian containing only half of the fields. The same construction takes places for arbitrary integer spin field as well. Further working in terms of separated variables, we build Lagrangian for arbitrary integer spin and write it in terms of gauge invariant objects. Also, we demonstrate how to restore the full set of variables, thus receiving Lagrangian for the massive fields of arbitrary spin in the terms of initial fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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