Title

Hubble slow roll expansion for multifield inflation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-8-2005

Abstract

We examine the dynamics of inflation driven by multiple, interacting scalar fields and derive a multifield version of the Hubble slow roll expansion. We show that the properties of this expansion naturally generalize those of the single field case. We present an analogous hierarchy of slow roll parameters, and derive the system of flow equations that describes their evolution, and show that when this system is truncated at finite order, it can always be solved exactly. Lastly, we express the scalar and tensor perturbation spectra in terms of the slow roll parameters.

Journal

Physical Review D

Volume

72