Effect of Lorentz symmetry breaking on the deflection of light in a cosmic string spacetime

Jusufi Kimet, Sakalll İzzet, ALI OVGUN

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Abstract

We investigate the Lorentz symmetry breaking effects (LSBE) on the deflection of light by a rotating cosmic string spacetime in the weak limit approximation. We first calculate the deflection angle by a static cosmic string for a fixed spacelike 4-vector case (FSL) with the corresponding effective-string optical metric using the Gauss-Bonnet theorem (GBT). Then, we focus on a more general scenario, namely we calculate the deflection angle by a rotating cosmic string applying the GBT to Randers effective-string metric. We obtain a significant modification in the deflection angle because of the LSBE parameter. We find first and second order correction terms due to the global effective topology which are proportional to the cosmic string and LSBE parameter, respectively. Finally, for a fixed time-like 4-vector (FTL) case, we show that the deflection angle is not affected by LSBE parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024040
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2017

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