Hawking radiation from ultrashort laser pulse filaments

Belgiorno, F., Cacciatori, S.L., Clerici, M. , Gorini, V., Ortenzi, G., Rizzi, L., Rubino, E., Sala, V. G. and Faccio, D. (2010) Hawking radiation from ultrashort laser pulse filaments. Physical Review Letters, 105, 203901. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.203901) (PMID:21231233)

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Abstract

Event horizons of astrophysical black holes and gravitational analogues have been predicted to excite the quantum vacuum and give rise to the emission of quanta, known as Hawking radiation. We experimentally create such a gravitational analogue using ultrashort laser pulse filaments and our measurements demonstrate a spontaneous emission of photons that confirms theoretical predictions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clerici, Dr Matteo and Faccio, Professor Daniele
Authors: Belgiorno, F., Cacciatori, S.L., Clerici, M., Gorini, V., Ortenzi, G., Rizzi, L., Rubino, E., Sala, V. G., and Faccio, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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