We consider two directed polymer models in the Kardar–Parisi–Zhang (KPZ) universality class: the O’Connell–Yor semi-discrete directed polymer with boundary sources and the continuum directed random polymer with (m, n)-spiked boundary perturbations. The free energy of the continuum polymer is the Hopf–Cole solution of the KPZ equation with the corresponding (m, n)-spiked initial condition. This new initial condition is constructed using two semi-discrete polymer models with independent bulk randomness and coupled boundary sources. We prove that the limiting fluctuations of the free energies rescaled by the 1 / 3rd power of time in both polymer models converge to the Borodin–Péché-type deformations of the GUE Tracy–Widom distribution.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty