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Correlators of circular Wilson loops from holography

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Article number066008
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>23/09/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number6
Number of pages9
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We study the correlators of two circular Wilson loops of different radii at strong coupling. In our setup one Wilson loop is located inside the other. We use holography to calculate the connected two-point function. Both an AdS background and a confining background are considered. As the computation for the confining case cannot be carried out analytically we solve the problem numerically. In the AdS case our results agree with similar holographic calculations. In the case of a confining background we find an asymptotic area law, in agreement with the result of the lattice strong coupling expansion. We also elaborate on the subtle issue of the interplay between connected and disconnected string worldsheets.

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