Observational constraints on loop quantum cosmology

Martin Bojowald, Gianluca Calcagni, Shinji Tsujikawa

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Abstract

In the inflationary scenario of loop quantum cosmology in the presence of inverse-volume corrections, we give analytic formulas for the power spectra of scalar and tensor perturbations convenient to compare with observations. Since inverse-volume corrections can provide strong contributions to the running spectral indices, inclusion of terms higher than the second-order runnings in the power spectra is crucially important. Using the recent data of cosmic microwave background and other cosmological experiments, we place bounds on the quantum corrections.

Original languageEnglish
Article number211302
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume107
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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