Open inflationary universes in Gauss-Bonnet brane cosmology

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Abstract

In this paper, we study a type of one-field approach for open inflationary universe scenario in the context of braneworld models with a Gauss-Bonnet correction term. For a one-bubble universe model, we determine and characterize the existence of the Coleman-De Lucia instanton together with the period of inflation after tunneling has occurred. Our results are compared with those analogous obtained when the usual Einstein Theory of Gravitation is used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1187-1197
Number of pages11
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Volume23
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 May 2008

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