General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 429–453

Distributional Modes for Scalar Field Quantization

  • Alfonso F. Agnew
  • Tevian Dray

DOI: 10.1023/A:1010236506377

Cite this article as:
Agnew, A.F. & Dray, T. General Relativity and Gravitation (2001) 33: 429. doi:10.1023/A:1010236506377


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfonso F. Agnew
    • 1
  • Tevian Dray
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSouthern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA