Defect extremal surface as the holographic counterpart of Island formula

14 Dec 2020  ·  Feiyu Deng, Jinwei Chu, Yang Zhou ·

We propose defect extremal surface as the holographic counterpart of boundary quantum extremal surface. The defect extremal surface is defined by minimizing the Ryu-Takayanagi surface corrected by the defect theory... This is particularly interesting when the RT surface crosses or terminates on the defect. In a simple set up of AdS/BCFT, we find that the defect extremal surface formula gives precisely the same results of the boundary quantum extremal surface. We provide a decomposition procedure of an AdS bulk with a defect brane to see clearly how Island formula emerges from a brane world system with gravity glued to a flat space quantum field theory. read more

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High Energy Physics - Theory Strongly Correlated Electrons General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology Quantum Physics