Cubic interactions of massless bosonic fields in three dimensions. II. Parity-odd and Chern-Simons vertices
This work completes the classification of the cubic vertices for arbitrary-spin massless bosons in three dimensions started in a previous companion paper by constructing parity-odd vertices. Similarly to the parity-even case, there is a unique parity-odd vertex for any given triple s1≥s2≥s3≥2 of massless bosons if the triangle inequalities are satisfied (s1<s2+s3 ) and none otherwise. These vertices involve two (three) derivatives for odd (even) values of the sum s1+s2+s3. A nontrivial relation between parity-even and parity-odd vertices is found. Similarly to the parity-even case, the scalar and Maxwell matter can couple to higher spins through current couplings with higher derivatives. We comment on possible lessons for two-dimensional conformal field theory. We also derive both parity-even and parity-odd vertices with Chern-Simons fields and comment on the analogous classification in two dimensions.