, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 27-39

Einstein–Rosen solutions from Kaluza–Klein theory

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Abstract

From a time-dependent boost-rotational symmetric vacuum solution of the Einstein Equations in five dimensions, through the Kaluza–Klein reduction the corresponding Einstein–Maxwell-dilaton solutions are obtained. The four dimensional counterpart turns out to be generalized Einstein–Rosen spacetimes representing unpolarized gravitational waves traveling in an inhomogeneous cosmology. Restricting the parameters we are able to obtain different 4D time-dependent solutions equipped with scalar and electromagnetic fields.