Anisotropic inflation is an interesting model with an \U(1) gauge field and it predicts the statistical anisotropy of the curvature perturbation characterized by a parameter g∗. However, we find that the background gauge field does not follow the classical attractor solution due to the stochastic effect. We develop the stochastic formalism of a vector field and solve Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations. It is shown that this model is excluded by the CMB constraint g∗≤ 10-2 with a high probability about 99.999%.
- physics of the early universe
- quantum cosmology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics