Distributional Modes for Scalar Field Quantization
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- Agnew, A.F. & Dray, T. General Relativity and Gravitation (2001) 33: 429. doi:10.1023/A:1010236506377
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We propose a mode-sum formalism for the quantization of the scalar field based on distributional modes, which are naturally associated with a slight modification of the standard plane-wave modes. We show that this formalism leads to the standard Rindler temperature result, and that these modes can be canonically defined on any Cauchy surface.