Finite-time response of inertial and uniformly accelerated

  title={Finite-time response of inertial and uniformly accelerated},
  author={L Sriramkumar and Thanu Padmanabhan and Post Bag},
We study the response of inertial and uniformly accelerated Unruh–DeWitt detectors in the Minkowski vacuum when they are coupled to the quantum field for a finite time interval. A finite-time detector will respond even on an inertial trajectory due to transient effects. Also, the response will depend on the manner in which the detector is switched on and off. We study the response for smooth as well as abrupt switching of the detector. The detectors are switched on and off with window functions… CONTINUE READING
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