Title

Preheating with Non-Minimal Kinetic Terms

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-29-2013

Abstract

We present the first (3+1)-dimensional numerical simulations of scalar fields with nonminimal kinetic terms. As an example, we examine the existence and stability of preheating in the presence of a Dirac-Born-Infeld inflaton coupled to a canonical matter field. The simulations represent the full nonlinear theory in the presence of an expanding universe. We show that parametric resonance in the matter field along with self-resonance in the inflaton repopulate the universe with matter particles as efficiently as in traditional preheating.

Journal

Physical Review Letters

Volume

111