While string theory is arguably the leading candidate theory to
unify quantum and gravitational physics, its inherent
higher-dimensional nature makes it complicated to work out the low
energy phenomenology of string theory. A well-motivated class of
effective 4-dimensional theories can be constructed by
compactifying string theory on Calabi-Yau orientifolds with
D-branes. The present work focuses on a particular type of these
models, involving spacetime-filling D6-branes in a type IIA
Calabi-Yau orientifold. By performing a Kaluza-Klein reduction of
the fields of the 10-dimensional string theory effective action and
integrating out the internal space, the effective 4-dimensional
theory is derived. Explicit expressions are found for the chiral
fields, the gauge kinetic function, the Kahler potential and the
superpotential of the theory in terms of the geometric data of the
compactification space. Particular emphasis is placed on a
discussion of kinetic mixing between the various U(1) symmetries
present in the model and its possible phenomenological
consequences. The present book is based upon the author's diploma
thesis, for which he was awarded the "Otto-Haxel-Preis" for the
best diploma thesis in theoretical physics at Heidelberg University
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