Strings in AdS_3 and the SL(2,R) WZW Model. Part 3: Correlation Functions
We consider correlation functions for string theory on AdS_3. We analyze their singularities and we provide a physical interpretation for them. We explain which worldsheet correlation functions have a sensible physical interpretation in terms of the boundary theory. We consider the operator product expansion of the four point function and we find that it factorizes only if a certain condition is obeyed. We explain that this is the correct physical result. We compute correlation functions involving spectral flowed operators and we derive a constraint on the amount of winding violation.