Blackbody spectrum from accelerated mirrors with asymptotically inertial trajectories
Abstract
We reconsider the question of thermal radiation from accelerated mirrors in the model of Fulling and Davies, with the assumption that the mirror moves inertially after a finite acceleration time t_{a}. We obtain the Planck distribution by calculating the emitted spectrum as lim_{tarightarrowinfty} N_{omega}(t_{a})/t_{a}, where N_{omega}(t_{a}) is the number of quanta produced in the omega mode on the trajectory with acceleration time t_{a}.
 Publication:

Journal of Physics A Mathematical General
 Pub Date:
 July 2003
 DOI:
 10.1088/03054470/36/27/317
 Bibcode:
 2003JPhA...36.7667N