Transforming to Lorentz gauge on de Sitter

S. P. Miao, N. C. Tsamis, R. P. Woodard

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We demonstrate that certain gauge fixing functionals cannot be added to the action on backgrounds such as de Sitter, in which a linearization instability is present. We also construct the field-dependent gauge transformation that carries the electromagnetic vector potential from a convenient, non-de Sitter invariant gauge to the de Sitter invariant, Lorentz gauge. The transformed propagator agrees with the de Sitter invariant result previously found by solving the propagator equation in Lorentz gauge. This shows that the gauge transformation technique will eliminate unphysical breaking of de Sitter invariance introduced by a gauge condition. It is suggested that the same technique can be used to finally resolve the issue of whether or not free gravitons are de Sitter invariant.

期刊Journal of Mathematical Physics
出版狀態Published - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 統計與非線性物理學
  • 數學物理學


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