A Maximally Symmetric Vector Propagator

  title={A Maximally Symmetric Vector Propagator},
  author={Christos Tsamis and Richard Woodard},
We derive the propagator for a massive vector field on a de Sitter background of arbitrary dimension. This propagator is de Sitter invariant and possesses the proper flat spacetime and massless limits. Moreover, the retarded Green’s function inferred from it produces the correct classical response to a test source. Our result is expressed in a tensor basis which is convenient for performing quantum field theory computations using dimensional regularization. PACS numbers: 04.30.Nk, 04.62.+v, 98… CONTINUE READING


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