International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 579–585 | Cite as

Propagation of electromagnetic waves in a random medium and nonzero rest mass of the photon

  • Sisir Roy
  • G. Kar
  • M. Roy


The propagation of electromagnetic waves is studied in a Maxwell vacuum with σ≠0. The photon loses energy during its propagation through this vacuum. This dissipation of energy is related to the fluctuation of the refractive index of the underlying vacuum. There exists a bounded and unique solution in the limit σ → 0 in the asymptotic region. The geometric structure of the background space-time is Finslerian in nature.


Refractive Index Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Unique Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sisir Roy
    • 1
  • G. Kar
    • 1
  • M. Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics and Applied Mathematics, Indian Statistical MathematicsIndian Statistical InstituteCalcuttaIndia

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