Gravitational shock waves and quantum fields in de Sitter space

M. Hotta, M. Tanaka

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We analyze the particle creation of gravitational shock waves in de Sitter space. Our main result is that if the quantum matter vacuum state is the Euclidean vacuum state, the waves propagate without dissipation produced by particle creation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3323-3329
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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