Springer Theses

Negative Frequency at the Horizon

Theoretical Study and Experimental Realisation of Analogue Gravity Physics in Dispersive Optical Media

Authors: Jacquet, Maxime

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Provides a primer on analogue gravity science Presents both a theoretical and an experimental investigation of light scattering at the optical horizon Offers a full literature review on theoretical, analytical, numerical, and experimental aspects of analogue horizons in dispersive media
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This book is part of a large and growing body of work on the observation of analogue gravity effects, such as Hawking radiation, in laboratory systems. The book is highly didactic, skillfully navigating between concepts ranging from quantum field theory on curved space-times, nonlinear fibre optics and the theoretical and experimental foundations in the physics of optical analogues to the Event Horizon. It presents a comprehensive field-theoretical framework for these systems, including the kinematics governing the fields. This allows an analytical calculation of the all-important conversion of vacuum fluctuations into Hawking radiation. Based on this, emission spectra are computed, providing unique insights into the emissions from a highly dispersive system. In an experimental part, the book develops a clear and systematic way to experimentally approach the problem and demonstrates the construction of an experimental setup and measurements of unprecedented sensitivity in the search for stimulation of the Hawking effect.

About the authors

Maxime Jacquet received a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2017 for a thesis on the theoretical and experimental investigation of light scattering at the optical horizon. He uses tools of quantum field theory on curved spacetimes, condensed matter, nonlinear optics and quantum optics to study the interplay between quantum physics and general relativity. He is also interested in the foundations of quantum physics, and researches the possibility to use the superposition principle, in conjunction with entanglement, to experimentally realise indefinite causal structures.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Jacquet, Maxime J.

  • Theory of Spacetime Curvature in Optical Fibres

    Pages 13-48

    Jacquet, Maxime J.

  • Spontaneous Emission of Light Quanta from the Vacuum

    Pages 49-95

    Jacquet, Maxime J.

  • Analytics and Numerics

    Pages 97-128

    Jacquet, Maxime J.

  • Experimental Observation of Scattering at a Moving RIF

    Pages 129-177

    Jacquet, Maxime J.

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Negative Frequency at the Horizon
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Study and Experimental Realisation of Analogue Gravity Physics in Dispersive Optical Media
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91071-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91071-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91070-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08170-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 198
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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