Classical and quantum integrability in AdS 2/CFT 1

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Journal of High Energy Physics

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We investigate the type IIA string on AdS 2 × S 2 × T 6 supported by RR-flux which describes the gravitational side of the AdS 2/CFT 1 correspondence. While the four-dimensional part AdS 2 × S 2 can be realized as a supercoset, the full superstring has both coset and non-coset excitations, the latter giving rise to massless worldsheet modes, a somewhat novel feature in AdS/CFT. The string is nevertheless known to be integrable at the classical level. In this paper we perform several computations checking aspects of both classical and quantum string integrability. At the classical level we compute energies for the near BMN string and successfully match these against Bethe ansatz predictions. Furthermore, integrability dictates a magnon dispersion relation which we compare with the poles of loop corrected propagators, at both the one and two-loop level. At one loop, where only tadpole diagrams contribute, we find that the bosonic and fermionic contributions sum up to zero. Under the assumption of worldsheet supersymmetry, we then compute the two-loop sunset diagram in the near flat space limit. As in AdS 5 × S 5 we find that the result fits nicely into the sine-square structure of the dispersion relation.