Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Stochastic quantum inflation for a canonical scalar field with linear self-interaction potential
CENTRA, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, Lisboa, Portugal
Accepted: 26 September 2017
Published online: 13 October 2017
We apply Starobinsky’s formalism of stochastic inflation to the case of a massless minimally coupled scalar field with linear self-interaction potential. We solve the corresponding Fokker–Planck equation exactly, and we obtain analytical expressions for the stochastic expectation values.
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