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Accelerated detectors and temperature in (anti-) de Sitter spaces

Deser, S. and Levin, Orit (1997) Accelerated detectors and temperature in (anti-) de Sitter spaces. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 14 (9). L163-L168. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/14/9/003.

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We show, in complete accord with the usual Rindler picture, that detectors with constant acceleration a in de Sitter (dS) and anti-de Sitter (AdS) spaces with cosmological constants Λ measure temperatures 2πT = (Λ/3 + a^2)^(1/2) ≡ a_5, the detector '5-acceleration' in the embedding flat 5-space. For dS, this recovers a known result; in AdS, where Λ is negative, the temperature is well defined down to the critical value a_5 = 0, again in accord with the underlying kinematics. The existence of a thermal spectrum is also demonstrated for a variety of candidate wavefunctions in AdS backgrounds.

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Additional Information:© 1997 IOP Publishing. Received 9 June 1997. SD is happy to thank the authors of [2] for stimulating conversations. This work was supported by NSF grant PHY-9315811 and OL by the Fishbach Foundation.
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Official Citation:S Deser and Orit Levin 1997 Class. Quantum Grav. 14 L163
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