JMP  Vol.2 No.5 , May 2011
Light-Front Hamiltonian and Path Integral Formulations of the Conformally Gauge-Fixed Polyakov D1 Brane Action
ABSTRACT
In a recent paper we have studied the Hamiltonian and path integral quantizations of the conformally gauge-fixed Polyakov D1 brane action in the instant-form of dynamics using the equal world-sheet time framework on the hyperplanes defined by the world- sheet time . In the present work we quantize the same theory in the equal light-cone world-sheet time framework, on the hyperplanes of the light-front defined by the light-cone world-sheet time , using the standard constraint quantization techniques in the Hamiltonian and path integral formulations. The light-front theory is seen to be a constrained system in the sense of Dirac, which is in contrast to the corresponding case of the instant-form theory, where the theory remains unconstrained in the sense of Dirac. The light-front theory is seen to possess a set of twenty six primary second-class contraints. In the present work Hamiltonian and path integral quantizations of this theory are studied on the light-front.

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nullU. Kulshreshtha and D. Kulshreshtha, "Light-Front Hamiltonian and Path Integral Formulations of the Conformally Gauge-Fixed Polyakov D1 Brane Action," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 335-340. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2011.25041.
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