4 years ago

Discrete theta angle from an O5-plane.

Kimyeong Lee, Futoshi Yagi, Sung-Soo Kim, Hirotaka Hayashi

We consider 5d $\mathcal{N}=1$ $Sp(1)$ gauge theory based on a brane configuration with an O5-plane. At the UV fixed point, the theory with no matter enjoys enhanced global symmetry $SU(2)$ or $U(1)$ depending on the discrete theta angle $\theta=0, \pi$ (mod $2\pi$). A naive brane configuration with an O5-plane, however, does not distinguish two different theories, as it describes the weak coupling region. We devise a technique for computing 5d Seiberg-Witten curve of the two theories from the brane web with an O5-plane. Their Seiberg-Witten curves show that their M5 configurations under the presence of OM5-planes are different. The decompactification limit of each Seiberg-Witten curve also shows distinct phase structures in their Coulomb branch leading to significantly different $(p,q)$ 5-brane configurations with an O5-plane in the strong coupling region.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1707.07181

DOI: arXiv:1707.07181v2

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