The end of locked inflation

@article{Copeland2005TheEO,
  title={The end of locked inflation},
  author={E. Copeland and A. Rajantie},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={2005},
  pages={008-008}
}
We investigate the end of the inflationary period in the recently proposed scenario of locked inflation, and consider various constraints arising from density perturbations, loop corrections, parametric resonance and defect formation. We show that in a scenario where there is one long period of locked inflation, it is not possible to satisfy all of these constraints without having a period of saddle inflation afterwards, which would wipe out all observable signatures. On the other hand, if one… Expand

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