Dynamics of electromagnetic waves in Kerr geometry
Abstract
Here we study the spin1 particle, i.e., an electromagnetic wave in curved spacetime, say, around a black hole. After separating the equations into radial and angular parts and writing them according to a blackhole geometry, e.g. a Kerr black hole, we solve them analytically. Finally, we produce a complete solution of the spin1 particles around a rotating black hole, i.e., in Kerr geometry. Obviously there is coupling between the spin of the electromagnetic wave and that of the black hole when particles propagate in that spacetime. Thus, the solution will be dependent on the coupling strength. Most importantly, it may be useful in studying other different problems where analytical results are needed. The results may also be useful in some astrophysical contexts.
 Publication:

Classical and Quantum Gravity
 Pub Date:
 April 2002
 DOI:
 10.1088/02649381/19/8/317
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0202050
 Bibcode:
 2002CQGra..19.2307M
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 Astrophysics
 EPrint:
 15 Latex pages, 4 Figures