Absorption of TeV Photons and κ-deformed Poincaré algebra*)


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Abstract

We consider the process of collision between a hard photon and a soft photon producing an electron-positron pair, under the assumption that the kinematics be described according to the κ-deformation of the D=4 Poincaré algebra. We emphasize the relevance of this analysis for the understanding of the puzzling observations of multi-TeV photons from Markarian 501. We find a significant effect of the κ-deformation for processes above threshold, while, in agreement with a previous study, we find that there is no leading-order deformation of the threshold condition.

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