par Compère, Geoffrey ;Long, Jiang;Riegler, Max
Référence The Journal of high energy physics, 2019, 5, 53
Publication Publié, 2019-05-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Matter fields are supertranslated upon crossing a shock wave, which leads to entanglement of the quantum vacuum between the two regions on either side of the shock wave. We probe this entanglement for a scalar field in a planar shock wave background by computing the Bogoliubov transformation between the inertial and uniformly accelerated observer. The resulting Bogoliubov coefficients are shown to reproduce the standard Unruh effect without dependence on the form factor of the shock wave. In contrast, excited states lead to observables that depend upon the form factor. In the context of nonspherical gravitational collapse, we comment that the angular dependence of the limiting advanced time leads to similar supertranslation effects that do not affect the Hawking spectrum but do affect scattering amplitudes.