TY - JOUR

T1 - Light deflection by charged wormholes in Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory

AU - Jusufi, Kimet

AU - Övgün, Ali

AU - Banerjee, Ayan

N1 - Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Chilean FONDECYT Grant No. 3170035 (AÖ). A. B. is thankful to the authority of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India, for providing research facilities.
Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 American Physical Society.

PY - 2017/10/15

Y1 - 2017/10/15

N2 - In this paper, we study the deflection of light by a class of charged wormholes within the context of the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory. The primordial wormholes are predicted to exist in the early universe, where inflation is driven by the dilaton field. We perform our analysis through optical geometry using the Gibbons-Werner method (GW) by adopting the Gauss-Bonnet theorem and the standard geodesics approach. We report an interesting result for the deflection angle in leading-order terms - namely, the deflection angle increases due to the electric charge Q and the magnetic charge P, whereas it decreases due to the dilaton charge Σ. Finally, we confirm our findings by means of geodesics equations. Our computations show that the GW method gives an exact result in leading-order terms.

AB - In this paper, we study the deflection of light by a class of charged wormholes within the context of the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory. The primordial wormholes are predicted to exist in the early universe, where inflation is driven by the dilaton field. We perform our analysis through optical geometry using the Gibbons-Werner method (GW) by adopting the Gauss-Bonnet theorem and the standard geodesics approach. We report an interesting result for the deflection angle in leading-order terms - namely, the deflection angle increases due to the electric charge Q and the magnetic charge P, whereas it decreases due to the dilaton charge Σ. Finally, we confirm our findings by means of geodesics equations. Our computations show that the GW method gives an exact result in leading-order terms.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.084036

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.084036

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85032943232

VL - 96

JO - Physical Review D

JF - Physical Review D

SN - 2470-0010

IS - 8

M1 - 084036

ER -