An exact tunneling solution in a simple realistic landscape

  title={An exact tunneling solution in a simple realistic landscape},
  author={Koushik Dutta and Pascal M. Vaudrevange and Alexander Westphal},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
We present an analytical solution for the tunneling process in a piecewise linear and quadratic potential which does not make use of the thin-wall approximation. A quadratic potential allows for the smooth attachment of various slopes exiting into the final minimum of a realistic potential. Our tunneling solution thus serves as a realistic approximation to situations such as populating a landscape of slow-roll inflationary regions by tunneling, and it is valid for all regimes of the barrier… 

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