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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2014, Article ID 153953, 8 pages
Research Article

Probing Features of the Lee-Wick Quantum Electrodynamics

1Departamento de Física e Química, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Avenida Fernando Ferrari 514, Goiabeiras, 29060-900 Vitória, ES, Brazil
2Laboratório de Fsica Experimental (LAFEX), Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF), Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, Urca, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, BR 465-07, 23890-971 Seropédica, RJ, Brazil

Received 2 June 2014; Revised 5 September 2014; Accepted 14 September 2014; Published 13 October 2014

Academic Editor: Alexey A. Petrov

Copyright © 2014 R. Turcati and M. J. Neves. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.


We discuss some aspects concerning the electromagnetic sector of the abelian Lee-Wick (LW) quantum electrodynamics (QED). Using the Dirac’s theory of constrained systems, the higher-order canonical quantization of the LW electromagnetism is performed. A quantum bound on the LW heavy mass is also estimated using the best known measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron. Finally, it is shown that magnetic monopoles can coexist peacefully in the LW scenario.