Negative Frequency at the Horizon

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

  • Maxime J.¬†Jacquet

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Maxime J. Jacquet
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  3. Maxime J. Jacquet
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  4. Maxime J. Jacquet
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  5. Maxime J. Jacquet
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-198

About this book


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 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.


Hawking Radiation Black Hole Event Horizon Analogue Gravity Optical Horizon Vacuum Fluctuations Condensed Matter Quantum Field Theory Nonlinear Optics Fibre Optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Maxime J.¬†Jacquet
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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