Quartet unconstrained formulation for massless higher spin fields

@inproceedings{Buchbinder2007QuartetUF,
  title={Quartet unconstrained formulation for massless higher spin fields},
  author={Ioseph L. Buchbinder and A. V. Galajinsky and V. A. Krykhtin},
  year={2007}
}
We construct simple unconstrained Lagrangian formulations for massless higher spin fields in flat space of arbitrary dimension and on anti de Sitter background. Starting from the triplet equations of Francia and Sagnotti, which describe a chain of spin modes, we introduce an auxiliary field and find appropriate gauge invariant constraints that single out the spin–s mode. The resulting quartet of fields, thus describing an irreducible representation of the Poincaré group, is used to construct… CONTINUE READING

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