Covariant Quantization of LorentzViolating Electromagnetism
Abstract
We present a consistent, generally covariant quantization of light for nonvacuum birefringent, Lorentzsymmetry breaking electrodynamics in the context of the Standard Model Extension. We find that the number of light quanta in the field is not frame independent, and that the interaction of the quantized field with matter is necessarily birefringent. We also show that the conventional Lorenz gauge condition used to restrict the photonmode basis to solutions of the Maxwell equations must be weakened to consistently describe Lorentz symmetry violation.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2012
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1210.2683
 Bibcode:
 2012arXiv1210.2683H
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 16 pages, 1 figure. Standalone version of work included in the Ph.D. Thesis of M.A. Hohensee, (2009). Improved introductory outline, discussion of transverse mode couplings, and conclusion