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Title: Quasinormal modes and classical wave propagation in analogue black holes

Abstract

Many properties of black holes can be studied using acoustic analogues in the laboratory through the propagation of sound waves. We investigate in detail sound wave propagation in a rotating acoustic (2+1)-dimensional black hole, which corresponds to the 'draining bathtub' fluid flow. We compute the quasinormal mode frequencies of this system and discuss late-time power-law tails. Because of the presence of an ergoregion, waves in a rotating acoustic black hole can be superradiantly amplified. We also compute superradiant reflection coefficients and instability time scales for the acoustic black hole bomb, the equivalent of the Press-Teukolsky black hole bomb. Finally we discuss quasinormal modes and late-time tails in a nonrotating canonical acoustic black hole, corresponding to an incompressible, spherically symmetric (3+1)-dimensional fluid flow.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 (United States)
  2. (Portugal)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20698244
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.70.124006; (c) 2004 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BLACK HOLES; COSMOLOGY; FLUID FLOW; INSTABILITY; REFLECTION; SOUND WAVES; SPACE-TIME; WAVE PROPAGATION

Citation Formats

Berti, Emanuele, Cardoso, Vitor, Lemos, Jose P.S., Centro de Fisica Computacional, Universidade de Coimbra, P-3004-516 Coimbra, and Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica - CENTRA, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Avenu Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon. Quasinormal modes and classical wave propagation in analogue black holes. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.124006.
Berti, Emanuele, Cardoso, Vitor, Lemos, Jose P.S., Centro de Fisica Computacional, Universidade de Coimbra, P-3004-516 Coimbra, & Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica - CENTRA, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Avenu Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon. Quasinormal modes and classical wave propagation in analogue black holes. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.124006.
Berti, Emanuele, Cardoso, Vitor, Lemos, Jose P.S., Centro de Fisica Computacional, Universidade de Coimbra, P-3004-516 Coimbra, and Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica - CENTRA, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Avenu Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon. Wed . "Quasinormal modes and classical wave propagation in analogue black holes". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.124006.
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author = {Berti, Emanuele and Cardoso, Vitor and Lemos, Jose P.S. and Centro de Fisica Computacional, Universidade de Coimbra, P-3004-516 Coimbra and Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica - CENTRA, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Avenu Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon},
abstractNote = {Many properties of black holes can be studied using acoustic analogues in the laboratory through the propagation of sound waves. We investigate in detail sound wave propagation in a rotating acoustic (2+1)-dimensional black hole, which corresponds to the 'draining bathtub' fluid flow. We compute the quasinormal mode frequencies of this system and discuss late-time power-law tails. Because of the presence of an ergoregion, waves in a rotating acoustic black hole can be superradiantly amplified. We also compute superradiant reflection coefficients and instability time scales for the acoustic black hole bomb, the equivalent of the Press-Teukolsky black hole bomb. Finally we discuss quasinormal modes and late-time tails in a nonrotating canonical acoustic black hole, corresponding to an incompressible, spherically symmetric (3+1)-dimensional fluid flow.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.70.124006},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 12,
volume = 70,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Wed Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2004}
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