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Vacuum in a homogeneous gravitational field and excitation of a uniformly accelerated detector

 a,  b
a Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
b Theoretical Physics Institute, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

The theory of quantum effects in uniformly accelerated frames of reference and in a homogeneous gravitational field is discussed. Ways of describing processes of excitation of, and radiation from, a uniformly accelerated detector in a uniformly accelerated and in an inertial frame of reference are compared. Particular attention is devoted to a discussion of the equivalence principle for quantum phenomena in connection with the excitation of a uniformly accelerated detector and a detector at rest in a homogeneous gravitational field.

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PACS: 04.60.−m, 11.10.−z, 11.15.−q, 03.30.+p, 04.65.+e (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1987v030n12ABEH003071
Citation: Ginzburg V L, Frolov V P "Vacuum in a homogeneous gravitational field and excitation of a uniformly accelerated detector" Sov. Phys. Usp. 30 1073–1095 (1987)
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Оригинал: Гинзбург В Л, Фролов В П «Вакуум в однородном гравитационном поле и возбуждение равномерно ускоренного детектора» УФН 153 633–674 (1987); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0153.198712d.0633

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