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Paper   IPM / Physic / 15972
School of Physics
  Title:   Trans-Planckian effects in warm inflation
1.  H. Bouzari Nezhad
2.  F. Shojai
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JCAP
  Vol.:  07
  Year:  2019
  Pages:   002
  Supported by:  IPM
We study the effect of a non-trivial vacuum prescription on warm inflation observables, namely the power spectrum of the comoving curvature perturbation. Non-trivial choice of vacuum, can provide information about trans-Planckian physics. Traditionally, the initial condition for inflation is chosen to be the usual Bunch-Davies vacuum. Another more reasonable choice of vacuum is the so-called α-vacua. Because the duration of inflation is not infinite, as it is assumed in the Bunch-Davies case, imposing the initial condition at infinite past is not sensible and one must utilize another vacuum prescription. In this paper, working in the slow-roll regime during warm inflation, the initial condition for inflaton fluctuations is imposed at finite past, i.e. the α-vacua. We show that this non-trivial vacuum prescription results in oscillatory correction to the comoving curvature power spectrum, which is scale dependent both in amplitude and frequency. Having obtained this scale dependent power spectrum, we consider its late time footprints and compare our results with observational data and other proposed models for the comoving curvature power spectrum.

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