Cubic string field theory in pp-wave background and background independent Moyal structure

Chong Sun Chu, Pei Ming Ho, Feng Li Lin

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We study Witten open string field theory in the pp-wave background in the tensionless limit, and construct the N-string vertex in the basis which diagonalizes the string perturbative spectrum. We found that the Witten *-product can be viewed as infinite copies of the Moyal product with the same noncommutativity parameter θ = 2. Moreover, we show that this Moyal structure is universal in the sense that, written in the string bit basis, Witten's *-product for any background can always be given in terms of the above-mentioned Moyal structure. We identify some projective operators in this algebra that we argue to correspond to D-branes of the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 1



  • Bosonic Strings
  • Penrose limit and pp-wave background
  • String Field Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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