Uniformly accelerated detector in (3+l)D spacetime: From vacuum fluctuations to radiation flux

Shih Yuin Lin, B. L. Hu

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Abstract

We analyze the interaction of a uniformly accelerated detector with a quantum field in (3+l)D spacetime and derive the two-point correlation functions of the detector and of the field separately with full account of their interplay. We find that there does exist a positive radiated flux of quantum nature emitted by the detector in steady state, with a hint of certain features of the Unruh effect. We further verify that only some part of the radiation is conserved with the total energy of the dressed detector. Since this part of the radiation ceases in steady state, the hint of the Unruh effect in late-time radiated flux is actually not directly from the energy flux that the detector experiences in Unruh effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGravitation and Astrophysics
Subtitle of host publicationOn the Occasion of the 90th Year of General Relativity - Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific International Conference, ICGA 2005
Pages191-197
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event7th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Gravitation and Astrophysics, ICGA 2005 - Jhongli, Taiwan
Duration: 2005 Nov 232005 Nov 26

Publication series

NameGravitation and Astrophysics: On the Occasion of the 90th Year of General Relativity - Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific International Conference, ICGA 2005

Other

Other7th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Gravitation and Astrophysics, ICGA 2005
CountryTaiwan
CityJhongli
Period05-11-2305-11-26

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Lin, S. Y., & Hu, B. L. (2007). Uniformly accelerated detector in (3+l)D spacetime: From vacuum fluctuations to radiation flux. In Gravitation and Astrophysics: On the Occasion of the 90th Year of General Relativity - Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific International Conference, ICGA 2005 (pp. 191-197). (Gravitation and Astrophysics: On the Occasion of the 90th Year of General Relativity - Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific International Conference, ICGA 2005).