The effective prepotential of N = 2 supersymmetric SO(Nc) and Sp(Nc) gauge theories

Eric D'Hoker, I. M. Krichever, D. H. Phong

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Abstract

We calculate the effective prepotentials tor N = 2 supersymmetric SO(Nc) and Sp(Nc) gauge theories, with an arbitrary number of hypermultiplets in the defining representation, from restrictions of the prepotentials for suitable N - 2 supersymmetric gauge theories with unitary gauge groups. (This extends previous work in which the prepotential tor N = 2 supersymmetric SU(Nc) gauge theories was evaluated from the exact solution constructed out of spectral curves.) The prepotentials have to all orders the logarithmic singularities of the one-loop perturbative corrections, as expected from non-renormalization theorems. We evaluate explicitly the contributions of 1- and 2-instanton processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-222
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume489
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

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