Eternal and evanescent black holes and accelerating mirror analogs

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The analogy between black hole radiation and accelerating mirror radiation (the dynamical Casimir effect) is particularly strong for mirror trajectories giving rise to a constant thermal flux of particles. We present new ways to achieve such thermal plateaus, and customize their finite, semi-infinite, and eternal presence, corresponding to forming/collapsing, complete-evaporation/remnants, and eternal black holes. We find simple expressions for the energy flux in terms of the mirror rapidity as a function of proper time and null time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065006
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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