5 years ago

Systematics of Constant Roll Inflation.

Peter Suranyi, L.C. Rohana Wijewardhana, Lilia Anguelova

We study constant roll inflation systematically. This is a regime, in which the slow roll approximation can be violated. It has long been thought that this approximation is necessary for agreement with observations. However, recently it was understood that there can be inflationary models with a constant, and not necessarily small, rate of roll that are both stable and compatible with the observational constraint $n_s \approx 1$. We investigate systematically the condition for such a constant-roll regime. In the process, we find a whole new class of inflationary models, in addition to the known solutions. We show that the new models are stable under scalar perturbations. Finally, we find a part of their parameter space, in which they produce a nearly scale-invariant scalar power spectrum, as needed for observational viability.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.06989

DOI: arXiv:1710.06989v2

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