Perturbative generation of photon Lorentz violating terms from a pseudo-tensor Lorentz-breaking extension of QED

Carvalho, A.J.G. (Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Caixa Postal 5008, João Pessoa, Paraíba, 58051-970, Brazil) ; Ferrari, A.F. (Universidade Federal do ABC, Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Rua Santa Adélia, 166, Santo André, SP, 09210-170, Brazil) (Indiana University Center for Spacetime Symmetries, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7105, United States of America) ; de Lima, A.M. (Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Caixa Postal 5008, João Pessoa, Paraíba, 58051-970, Brazil) ; Nascimento, J.R. (Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Caixa Postal 5008, João Pessoa, Paraíba, 58051-970, Brazil) ; Petrov, A.Yu. (Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Caixa Postal 5008, João Pessoa, Paraíba, 58051-970, Brazil)

09 April 2019

Abstract: We consider an extended QED with the addition of a dimension-five Lorentz-breaking coupling between spinor and gauge fields, involving a pseudo-tensor κμνλρ . The specific form of the Lorentz violating coupling considered by us have been suggested in other works, and some of its consequences at the classical level were already studied. Here, we investigate the consequences of this specific form of Lorentz violation at the quantum level, evaluating the one loop corrections to the gauge field two-point function, both at zero and at finite temperature. We relate the terms that are generated by quantum corrections with the photon sector of the Standard Model Extension, discussing the possibility of establishing experimental bounds on kμνρσ . From the dispersion relations in the resulting theory, we discuss its consistency from the causality viewpoint.


Published in: Nuclear Physics B 942 (2019) 393-409 DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2019.03.023
License: CC-BY-3.0



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