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We propose one way to regularize the fluctuations generated during inflation. We show that, as long as we consider the case that the non-linear interaction acts for a finite duration, observable fluctuations are free from IR divergences not only in the single field models but also in the multi field model.
De Sitter space is a maximally symmetric space, and any (time dependent) backreaction necessarily breaks the symmetry. On the other hand, the backreaction in FLRW spaces (which, from the cosmological perspective, are more realistic spaces) respects the symmetries of the background space. One could therefore argue that it is more natural to study the backreaction on quasi-de Sitter spaces, and more generally on FLRW spaces. As examples, I will present our results on the one loop (Hubble) effective potential calculation, and the one loop stress energy calculation.
A method is developed for dealing with ultraviolet divergences in calculations of cosmological correlations, which does not depend on dimensional regularization. An extended version of the WKB approximation is used to analyze the divergences in these calculations, and these divergences are controlled by the introduction of Pauli--Villars regulator fields. This approach is illustrated in the theory of a scalar field with arbitrary self-interactions in a fixed flat-space Robertson--Walker metric with arbitrary scale factor $a(t)$.