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W-Boson contribution to photon polarization operator in an external magnetic field


We calculated the one-loop contribution of w-bosons to the photon propagator in a constant homogeneous magnetic field. We obtain the probability for the creation of a pair of W-bosons by a polarized photon and the radiative shift of the photon mass in the external field above.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, No. 5, pp. 84–89, May, 1986.

The authors would like to thank Professor I. E. Dzyaloshinskii for a fruitful discussion of the results of this work.

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Borisov, A.V., Zhukovskii, V.C. & Knizhnikov, M.Y. W-Boson contribution to photon polarization operator in an external magnetic field. Soviet Physics Journal 29, 408–412 (1986).

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  • Magnetic Field
  • External Magnetic Field
  • External Field
  • Polarization Operator
  • Homogeneous Magnetic Field