Hawking radiation via complex geodesics

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Dumlu C. K.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.98, no.4, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.98.045019
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW D


We describe in detail the quantum tunneling of massive particles from Kerr black hole by using complex trajectories, which are solutions to Hamilton's equations of motion with imaginary proper time. The trajectories are smooth and cover the inner and outer horizon regions. Following the worldline approach, we compute the energy flux at the event horizon as a summation over these complex trajectories. The density of states is given with the aid of Carter's constant, and it is shown to be linear in momenta in the leading order, as long as the phase portrait of the system stays uniform. Under this assumption, we obtain the thermal spectrum similar to(T-H(+))(4).