Twistor quantization: Zero rest mass fields

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 97)


Twistor Space Positive Frequency Twistor Function Massless Field Dual Twistor 
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  1. 1.
    For a standardized treatment of zero rest mass fields from a spinor point of view the reader may wish to consult Penrose (1965), Pirani (1965), or Penrose (1968a).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Strictly speaking, for positive frequency all that is required is that the field be well-defined throughout CM+. In order to be normalizable (in a conventional sense) the wave function must be defined on real Minkowski space as well.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    This proposition is proved, in essentially the manner described here, in Penrose and MacCallum (1972), section 5.3. The same result, in a somewhat more primitive notation, can be found in Penrose (1968b), section 3, and in Penrose (1969).Google Scholar

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