Slicing the Vacuum: New Accelerating Mirror Solutions of the Dynamical Casimir Effect

Michael R. R. Good, Eric V. Linder

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Radiation from accelerating mirrors in a Minkowski spacetime provides insights into the nature of horizons, black holes, and entanglement entropy. We introduce new, simple, symmetric and analytic moving mirror solutions and study their particle, energy, and entropy production. This includes an asymptotically static case with finite emission that is the black hole analog of complete evaporation. The total energy, total entropy, total particles, and spectrum are the same on both sides of the mirror. We also study its asymptotically inertial, drifting analog (which gives a black hole remnant) to explore differences in finite and infinite production.
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JournalPhys. Rev. D
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • gr-qc
  • astro-ph.CO
  • hep-th

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