Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 28, Issue 12, pp 992–997 | Cite as

Propagation of transverse electromagnetic waves with gravitational perturbations in an isotropic universe

  • A. V. Zakharov
Physics of Elementary Particles and Field Theory


The combined behavior of gravitational and electromagnetic perturbations in the radiation-dominated plasma of an isotropic universe is considered. It is shown that transverse electromagnetic waves and vector and tensor gravitational perturbations are independent of one another. The propagation of transverse electromagnetic waves during the lepton and radiation-dominated phases is determined. It is shown that the gravitational perturbations help to excite longitudinal electromagnetic fields in the radiation-dominated plasma.


Electromagnetic Field Electromagnetic Wave Gravitational Perturbation Isotropic Universe Combine Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Zakharov
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  1. 1.V. I. Ul'yanov-Lenin State UniversityKazan

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