# Closed string deformations in open string field theory III: {\cal N}=2 worldsheet localization

Carlo Maccaferri, Jakub Vošmera

Carlo Maccaferri, Jakub Vošmera

**8/3/21**Published in : arXiv:2103.04921

In this paper, which is the last of a series of three, we first verify that the two open-closed effective potentials derived in the previous paper from the WZW theory in the large Hilbert space and the A_\infty theory in the small Hilbert space have the same vacuum structure. In particular, we show that mass-term deformations given by the effective (two open)-(one closed) couplings are the same, provided the effective tadpole is vanishing to first order in the closed string deformation. We show that this condition is always realized when the worldsheet BCFT enjoys a global {\cal N}=2 superconformal symmetry and the deforming closed string belongs to the chiral ring in both the holomorphic and anti-holomorphic sector. In this case it is possible to explicitly evaluate the mass deformation by localizing the SFT Feynman diagrams to the boundary of world-sheet moduli space, reducing the amplitude to a simple open string two-point function. As a non-trivial check of our construction we couple a constant Kalb-Ramond closed string state to the OSFT on the \text{D}3 -- \text{D}3 system and we show that half of the bosonic blowing-up moduli become tachyonic, making the system condense to a bound state whose binding energy we compute exactly to second order in the closed string deformation, finding agreement with the literature.