We present topological and nontopological self-dual soliton solutions in an O(2) gauged O(3) [Formula presented] model on [Formula presented] with Chern-Simons rather than Maxwell dynamics. These solutions are not vortices in the usual sense in that the magnetic flux is irrelevant to the stability of the topological solitons, which are stabilized by the degree [Formula presented], but it plays a crucial role in the stabilization of the nontopological solitons. It turns out that topological and nontopological solitons of arbitrary vorticity [Formula presented] exist. We have studied both types of vortices with [Formula presented] and [Formula presented], and the nontopological soliton with [Formula presented] numerically. We present analytic proofs for the existence of these topological and nontopological solitons. The qualitative features of the gauged O(3) solitons are contrasted with those of the gauged C[Formula presented] solitons.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)