Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-15-1994

Publication Title

Physical Review D

Publisher

American Physical Society

Keywords

Light-Cone Quantization, Dimensional Electrodynamics, Gauge Theory, Poincare Generators

Abstract

Discretized light-cone quantization of (3+1)-dimensional electrodynamics is discussed, with careful attention paid to the interplay between gauge choice and boundary conditions. In the zero longitudinal momentum sector of the theory a general gauge fixing is performed, and the corresponding relations that determine the zero modes of the gauge field are obtained. One particularly natural gauge choice in the zero mode sector is identified, for which the constraint relations are simplest and the fields may be taken to satisfy the usual canonical commutation relations. The constraints are solved in perturbation theory, and the Poincaré generators Pμ are constructed. The effect of the zero mode contributions on the one-loop fermion self-energy is studied.

First Page

5262

Last Page

5273

Volume

50

Issue

8

Original Citation

Kalloniatis, A.C. & Robertson, D.G. (1994). On the discretized light cone quantization of electrodynamics. Physical Review D, 50(8). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.50.5262

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.50.5262

Version

Publisher's Version

Publisher's Statement

Copyright 1994 Physical Review D

Peer Reviewed

1

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