Conformal 3-Point Functions and the Lorentzian OPE in Momentum Space

In conformal field theory in Minkowski momentum space, the 3-point correlation functions of local operators are completely fixed by symmetry. Using Ward identities together with the existence of a Lorentzian operator product expansion (OPE), we show that the Wightman function of three scalar operators is a double hypergeometric series of the Appell F-4 type. We extend this simple closed-form expression to the case of two scalar operators and one traceless symmetric tensor with arbitrary spin. Time-ordered and partially-time-ordered products are constructed in a similar fashion and their relation with the Wightman function is discussed.


Published in:
Communications In Mathematical Physics
Year:
Aug 20 2020
Publisher:
New York, SPRINGER
ISSN:
0010-3616
1432-0916
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Laboratories:
LPTP




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