Holographic relations for OPE blocks in excited states

  • Jesse C. CresswellEmail author
  • Ian T. Jardine
  • Amanda W. Peet
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study the holographic duality between boundary OPE blocks and geodesic integrated bulk fields in quotients of AdS3 dual to excited CFT states. The quotient geometries exhibit non-minimal geodesics between pairs of spacelike separated boundary points which modify the OPE block duality. We decompose OPE blocks into quotient invariant operators and propose a duality with bulk fields integrated over individual geodesics, minimal or non-minimal. We provide evidence for this relationship by studying the monodromy of asymptotic maps that implement the quotients.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Gauge-gravity correspondence Conformal Field Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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