Dual embedding of the Lorentz-violating electrodynamics and Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization

M. Botta Cantcheff, C. F. L. Godinho, A. P. Baêta Scarpelli, J. A. Helayël-Neto
2003 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
Modifications of the electromagnetic Maxwell Lagrangian in four dimensions have been considered by some authors. One may include an explicit massive term (Proca) and a topological but not Lorentz-invariant term within certain observational limits. We find the dual-corresponding gauge invariant version of this theory by using the recently suggested gauge embedding method. We enforce this dualisation procedure by showing that, in many cases, this is actually a constructive method to find a sort
more » ... od to find a sort of parent action, which manifestly establishes duality. We also use the gauge invariant version of this theory to formulate a Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization and present a detailed discussion on the excitation spectrum.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.68.065025 fatcat:a5j2gdr2inbivjx4flm2mk4ote