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Paper IPM / P / 15077  


Abstract:  
Since the duration of inflation is finite, imposing the initial condition in infinite past, i.e. the BunchDavies vacuum, is inherently ambiguous. In this paper, we resort to the mixed states as initial condition which are called the αvacua and then introduce a physical momentum cutoff Λ [], in which the evolution of perturbations begins. We show that the initial time t_{i}, when the initial condition is imposed, depends on the wave number of fluctuation, as it is for the time of horizon crossing, t_{q}. Then we calculate the corrections to the scalar and tensor power spectra and their corresponding spectral indices. Throughout this work, the calculation is done up to the first order in slowroll parameters. We indicate that the leading order corrections to the spectral indices have a qdependent amplitude, 2ϵ_{f}[2ϵ_{f}([(q)/(q_{f})])^{4ϵ+4η}−η_{f}([(q)/(q_{f})])^{3ϵ+ξ}] times a qdependent oscillatory part, cos([(2Λ(q/q_{f})^{ϵ})/(H_{f})]), where H, ϵ, η, and ξ are the Hubble and slowroll parameters respectively, and the subscript f denotes that these quantities are evaluated at the time when the first scale, q_{f}, satisfies the initial condition, i.e. q=a(t_{i})Λ.
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