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Title: Discrete symmetries and de Sitter spacetime

Aspects of the ambiguity in defining quantum modes on de Sitter spacetime using a commuting system composed only of differential operators are discussed. Discrete symmetries and their actions on the wavefunction in commonly used coordinate charts are reviewed. It is argued that the system of commuting operators can be supplemented by requiring the invariance of the wavefunction to combined discrete symmetries- a criterion which selects a single state out of the α-vacuum family. Two such members of this family are singled out by particular combined discrete symmetries- states between which exists a well-known thermality relation.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. West University of Timişoara, V. Pârvan Ave. 4, RO-300223 Timişoara (Romania)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390737
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1634; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: TIM-13 Physics Conference, Timisoara (Romania), 21-24 Nov 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMMUTATION RELATIONS; COORDINATES; DE SITTER SPACE; DIAGRAMS; FIELD OPERATORS; SPACE-TIME; SYMMETRY; WAVE FUNCTIONS