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Lorentz gauge quantization in synchronous coordinates

Authors
  • Garner, Christopher
  • Vollick, Dan N.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 13, 2016
Submission Date
Jul 13, 2016
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.064010
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

It has been shown that the Gupta-Bleuler method of quantization can be used to impose the Lorentz gauge condition in static space-times but not in cosmological space-times. This implies that the Gupta-Bleuler approach fails in general in non-static space-times. More recently, however, the Dirac method of quantizing constrained dynamical systems has been successfully employed to impose the Lorentz gauge in conformally flat space-times. In this paper we generalize this result by using Dirac's method to impose the Lorentz gauge in a general space-time region where the metric is expressed in synchronous coordinates.

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