String theory on 2-d charged black holes corresponding to SL(2) × U(1)L/U(1) exact asymmetric quotient CFTs are investigated. These backgrounds can be embedded, in particular, in a two dimensional heterotic string. In the extremal case, the quotient CFT description captures the near horizon physics, and is equivalent to strings in AdS2 with a gauge field. Such string vacua possess an infinite space-time Virasoro symmetry, and hence enhancement of global space-time Lie symmetries to affine symmetries, in agreement with the conjectured AdS2/CFT1 correspondence. We argue that the entropy of these 2-d black holes in string theory is compatible with semi-classical results, and show that in perturbative computations part of an incoming flux is absorbed by the black hole. Moreover, on the way we find evidence that the 2-d heterotic string is closely related to the N = (2, 1) string, and conjecture that they are dual .
- AdS-CFT and dS-CFT Correspondence
- Black Holes in String Theory
- Conformal Field Models in String Theory
- Superstrings and Heterotic Strings