All-order alpha'-expansion of one-loop open-string integrals

2019-08-26

Authors: Carlos R. Mafra, Oliver Schlotterer

Preprint number: UUITP-34/19

We present a new method to evaluate the alpha'-expansion of genus-one integrals over open-string punctures and unravel the structure of the elliptic multiple zeta values in its coefficients. This is done by obtaining a simple differential equation of Knizhnik--Zamolodchikov--Bernard-type satisfied by generating functions of such integrals, and solving it via Picard iteration. The initial condition involves the generating functions at the cusp tau -> i infty and can be reduced to genus-zero integrals.