Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 119–138 | Cite as

Asymptotic directional structure of radiation for fields of algebraic type D

  • Pavel Krtouš
  • Jiří Podolský


The directional behavior of dominant components of algebraically special spin-s fields near a spacelike, timelike or null conformal infinity is studied. By extending our previous general investigations, we concentrate on fields which admit a pair of equivalent algebraically special null directions, such as the Petrov type-D gravitational fields or algebraically general electromagnetic fields. We introduce and discuss a canonical choice of the reference tetrad near infinity in all possible situations, and we present the corresponding asymptotic directional structures using the most natural parametrizations.

Key words

gravitational radiation asymptotic structure cosmological constant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Krtouš
    • 1
  • Jiří Podolský
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPraha 8Czech Republic

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