Hyperbolic Inflation in the Light of Planck 2015 data

Basilakos, Spyros ; Barrow, John David (2015-05-18)


Rubano and Barrow have discussed the emergence of a dark energy, with late-time cosmic acceleration arising from a self-interacting homogeneous scalar field with a potential of hyperbolic power type. Here, we study the evolution of this scalar-field potential back in the inflationary era. Using the hyperbolic power potential in the framework of inflation, we find that the main slow-roll parameters, like the scalar spectral index, the running of the spectral index and the tensor-to-scalar fluctuation ratio can be computed analytically. Finally, in order to test the viability of this hyperbolic scalar-field model at the early stages of the Universe, we compare the predictions of that model with the latest observational data, namely Planck 2015.