Smearing of chaos in sandwich pp-waves

@inproceedings{Podolsk1999SmearingOC,
  title={Smearing of chaos in sandwich pp-waves},
  author={Jiř{\'i} Podolsk{\'y} and Karel Vesel{\'y}},
  year={1999}
}
Recent results demonstrating the chaotic behavior of geodesics in non-homogeneous vacuum pp -wave solutions are generalized. Here we concentrate on motion in nonhomogeneous sandwich pp -waves and show that chaos smears as the duration of these gravitational waves is reduced. As the number of radial bounces of any geodesic decreases, the outcome channels to… CONTINUE READING