# Non decoupling ghosts in the light cone gauge

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arXiv ID: hep-th/0310094
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arXiv
The gist of using the light cone gauge lies in the well known property of ghosts decoupling. But from the BRST point of view this is a stringency since for the construction of a nilpotent operator (from a Lie algebra) the presence of ghosts are mandatory. We will show that this is a foible which has its origins in the very fact of using just one light cone vector ($n_\mu$) instead of working with both light cone vectors ($n_\mu$ and $m_\mu$) to fulfill the light cone base vectors. This will break out ghost decoupling from theory but allowing now a consistent BRST theory for the light cone gauge.