AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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CitationChiral anomalous dispersion 2018, 2018 (2) Journal of High Energy Physics
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
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AbstractThe linearized Einstein equation describing graviton propagation through a chiral medium appears to be helicity dependent. We analyze features of the corresponding spectrum in a collision-less regime above a flat background. In the long wave-length limit, circularly polarized metric perturbations travel with a helicity dependent group velocity that can turn negative giving rise to a new type of an anomalous dispersion. We further show that this chiral anomalous dispersion is a general feature of polarized modes propagating through chiral plasmas extending our result to the electromagnetic sector.
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SponsorsLANL/LDRD Program; U.S. Department of Energy [DE-SC0011090, DE-FG02-00ER41132, DE-FG02-04ER41338]; RFBR [17-02-01108]