Photon splitting in a strongly magnetized, charge-asymmetric plasma
1 Division of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Yaroslavl State P.G. Demidov University, Sovietskaya 14, 150000 Yaroslavl, Russian Federation
2 Division of Physics, A. F. Mozhaiskiy Space Military Academy, Yaroslavl Branch, Moskovskiy Prosp. 28, 150001 Yaroslavl, Russian Federation
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Published online: 28 October 2016
The process of the photon splitting, γ → γγ, is investigated in the presence of strongly magnetized charge-asymmetric cold plasma. The dispersion properties of photons and the new polarization selection rules are obtained in such plasma. The absorption rate of the leading photon splitting channel are calculated with taking account of the photon dispersion and wave function renormalization. In addition, a comparison of the photon splitting and the Compton scattering processes is performed.
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