Asymptotic directional structure of radiation for fields of algebraic type D
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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 wordsgravitational radiation asymptotic structure cosmological constant
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