Wilson Loops as D3-Branes

@article{Gomis2006WilsonLA,
  title={Wilson Loops as D3-Branes},
  author={Jaume Gomis and Filippo Passerini},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2006}
}
We prove that the half-BPS Wilson loop operator of N=4 SYM in a symmetric representation of the gauge group has a bulk gravitational description in terms of a single D3-brane in AdS_5xS^5, as argued in hep-th/0604007. We also show that a half-BPS Wilson loop operator in an arbitrary representation is described by the D3-brane configuration proposed in hep-th/0604007. This is demonstrated by explicitly integrating out the degrees of freedom on the D3-branes and showing that they insert a half… 

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