Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Light deflection with torsion effects caused by a spinning cosmic string
Physics Department, State University of Tetovo, Ilinden Street nn, 1200, Tetovo, Macedonia
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Accepted: 7 June 2016
Published online: 16 June 2016
Using a new geometrical method introduced by Werner, we find the deflection angle in the weak limit approximation by a spinning cosmic string in the context of the Einstein–Cartan (EC) theory of gravity. We begin by adopting the String-Randers optical metric, then we apply the Gauss–Bonnet theorem to the optical geometry and derive the leading terms of the deflection angle in the equatorial plane. Calculation shows that light deflection is affected by the intrinsic spin of the cosmic string and torsion.
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