Gamma ray burst constraints on ultraviolet Lorentz invariance violation

Kahniashvili, Tina and Gogoberidze, Grigol and Ratra, Bharat (2006) Gamma ray burst constraints on ultraviolet Lorentz invariance violation. Physics Letters B, 643. pp. 81-95.


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We present a unified general formalism for ultraviolet Lorentz invariance violation (LV) testing through electromagnetic wave propagation, based on both dispersion and rotation measure data. This allows for a direct comparison of the efficacy of different data to constrain LV. As an example we study the signature of LV on the rotation of the polarization plane of γ-rays from gamma ray bursts in a LV model. Here γ-ray polarization data can provide a strong constraint on LV, 13 orders of magnitude more restrictive than a potential constraint from the rotation of the cosmic microwave background polarization proposed by Gamboa, López-Sarrión, and Polychronakos [J. Gamboa, J. López-Sarrión, A.P. Polychronakos, Phys. Lett. B 634 (2006) 471].

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Prof. Tina Kahniashvili
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 20:08
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 07:01

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