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Generation of higher derivatives operators and electromagnetic wave propagation in a Lorentz-violation scenario

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Author(s):
Borges, L. H. C. [1] ; Dias, A. G. [1] ; Ferrari, A. F. [1] ; Nascimento, J. R. [2] ; Petrov, A. Yu. [2]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Av Estados 5001, BR-09210580 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Paraiba, Dept Fis, Caixa Postal 5008, BR-58051970 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physics Letters B; v. 756, p. 332-336, MAY 10 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 13
Abstract

We study the perturbative generation of higher-derivative Lorentz violating operators as quantum corrections to the photon effective action, originated from a specific Lorentz violation background, which has already been studied in connection with the physics of light pseudoscalars. We calculate the complete one loop effective action of the photon field through the proper-time method, using the zeta function regularization. This result can be used as a starting point to study possible effects of the Lorentz violating background we are considering in photon physics. As an example, we focus on the lowest order corrections and investigate whether they could influence the propagation of electromagnetic waves through the vacuum. We show, however, that no effects of the kind of Lorentz violation we consider can be detected in such a context, so that other aspects of photon physics have to be studied. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/22079-8 - Physics of particles and fields: standard model and its extensions
Grantee:Adriano Antonio Natale
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/01231-6 - Lorentz symmetry breaking, supersymmetry and pseudo-escalars
Grantee:Luiz Henrique de Campos Borges
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/24672-0 - Symmetries and physics beyond the standard model
Grantee:Alysson Fábio Ferrari
Support type: Regular Research Grants