JournalsprimsVol. 50, No. 2pp. 307–339

Spectral Analysis of the Dirac Polaron

  • Itaru Sasaki

    Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan
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A system of a Dirac particle interacting with the radiation field is considered. The Hamiltonian of the system is defined by H=\balpha(\bp^q\bA(\bx^))+mβ+HfH = \balpha\cdot(\hat\bp-q\bA(\hat\bx))+m\beta + H_f, where q\BRq\in\BR is a coupling constant, \bA(\bx^)\bA(\hat\bx) the quantized vector potential and HfH_f the free photon Hamiltonian. Since the total momentum is conserved, HH is decomposed with respect to the total momentum with fiber Hamiltonian H(\bp),(\bp\BR3)H(\bp), (\bp\in\BR^3). Since the self-adjoint operator H(\bp)H(\bp) is bounded from below, one can define the lowest energy E(\bp,m):=infσ(H(\bp))E(\bp,m):=\inf\sigma(H(\bp)). We prove that E(\bp,m)E(\bp,m) is an eigenvalue of H(\bp)H(\bp) under the following conditions: (i) infrared regularization and (ii) E(\bp,m)<E(\bp,0)E(\bp,m)<E(\bp,0). We also discuss the polarization vectors and the angular momentums.

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Itaru Sasaki, Spectral Analysis of the Dirac Polaron. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 50 (2014), no. 2, pp. 307–339

DOI 10.4171/PRIMS/135