I saw a claim in this paper that holomorphic boundary CFT$_2$ primary operators correspond to massless states in the AdS$_3$ bulk. Specifically,

As always, we simplify the situation by assuming the absence of holomorphic primary operators. (These would have a little group diﬀerent from that of a massive particle in the bulk of AdS; therefore for small $\Lambda = −L^{-2}$ they can only correspond to massless states, which do not have a rest frame, or else to states which do not propagate into the bulk of AdS at all.)

My question is: how did he arrive at this conclusion/where can I find an explanation? I can't figure it out, and nowhere near the claim does he give any relevant sources. It's certainly conceivable: holomorphic primary operators will include gauge fields, for example.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-06-13 12:32 (UCT), posted by SE-user wittensdog