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Low-energy Lorentz violation from high-energy modified dispersion in inertial and circular motion

Louko, Jorma; Upton, Samuel D.

Authors

JORMA LOUKO JORMA.LOUKO@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Mathematical Physics

Samuel D. Upton



Abstract

© 2018 American Physical Society. We consider an Unruh-DeWitt detector in inertial and circular motion in Minkowski spacetime of arbitrary dimension, coupled to a quantized scalar field with the Lorentz-violating dispersion relation ω=|k|f(|k|/M†), where M↠is the Lorentz-breaking scale. Assuming that f dips below unity somewhere, we show that an inertial detector experiences large low-energy Lorentz violations in all spacetime dimensions greater than two, generalizing previous results in four dimensions. For a detector in circular motion, we show that a similar low-energy Lorentz violation occurs in three spacetime dimensions, and we lay the analytic groundwork for examining circular motion in all dimensions greater than three, generalizing previous work by Stargen, Kajuri and Sriramkumar in four dimensions. The circular motion results may be relevant for the prospects of observing the circular motion Unruh effect in analogue laboratory systems.

Citation

Louko, J., & Upton, S. D. (2018). Low-energy Lorentz violation from high-energy modified dispersion in inertial and circular motion. Physical Review D, 97(2), Article 025008. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.97.025008

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 11, 2017
Online Publication Date Jan 10, 2018
Publication Date Jan 10, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 18, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 18, 2018
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0029
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 97
Issue 2
Article Number 025008
DOI https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.97.025008
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1174400
Publisher URL https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.97.025008

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