Bootstrapping null polygon Wilson loops

Davide Gaiotto*, Juan Maldacena, Amit Sever, Pedro Vieira

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We derive the two loop expressions for polygonal Wilson loops by starting from the one loop expressions and applying an operator product expansion. We do this for polygonal Wilson loops in R1,1 and find a result in agreement with previous computations. We also discuss the spectrum of excitations around flux tube that connects two null Wilson lines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number92
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • 1/N expansion
  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Duality in gauge field theories
  • Integrable field theories


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