Crispino, L.C.B., Higuchi, A. and Matsas, G.E.A. (2001) Quantization of the electromagnetic field outside static black holes and its application to low-energy phenomena. Physical Review D, 63 (612/12). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1550-2368
We discuss the Gupta-Bleuler quantization of the free electromagnetic field outside static black holes in the Boulware vacuum. We use a gauge which reduces to the Feynman gauge in Minkowski spacetime. We also discuss its relation with gauges used previously. Then we apply the low-energy sector of this field theory to investigate some low-energy phenomena. First, we discuss the response rate of a static charge outside the Schwarzschild black hole in four dimensions. Next, motivated by string physics, we compute the absorption cross sections of low-energy plane waves for the Schwarzschild and extreme Reissner-Nordström black holes in arbitrary dimensions higher than three.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Mathematics (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||23 Feb 2009 15:28|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2009 15:28|
|Publisher:||The American Physical Society.|