- Published 2008

In a companion paper (Jonsson andWestman 2006Class. Quantum Grav. 23 61), a generalization of optical geometry, assuming a non-shearing reference congruence, is discussed. Here we illustrate that this formalism can be applied to (a finite four-volume) of any spherically symmetric spacetime. In particular we apply the formalism, using a non-static reference congruence, to do optical geometry across the horizon of a static black hole. While the resulting geometry in principle is time dependent, we can choose the reference congruence in such a manner that an embedding of the geometry always looks the same. Relative to the embedded geometry the reference points are then moving. We discuss the motion of photons, inertial forces and gyroscope precession in this framework. PACS numbers: 04.20.-q, 95.30.Sf, 04.70.Bw

@inproceedings{Jonsson2008OpticalGA,
title={Optical geometry across the horizon},
author={Rickard M. Jonsson},
year={2008}
}