The Schwinger mechanism in (Anti) de Sitter spacetimes

  • Prasant SamantrayEmail author
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We present a short and novel derivation of the Schwinger mechanism for particle pair production in 1 + 1 dimensional de Sitter and Anti de Sitter spacetimes. We work directly in the flat embedding space and derive the pair production rates in these spacetimes via instanton methods. The derivation is manifestly coordinate independent, and also lends support to the possible deep connection between two conceptually disparate quantum phenomena — Schwinger effect and the Davies-Unruh effect.


2D Gravity Solitons Monopoles and Instantons 


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  1. 1.Centre of AstronomyIndian Institute of Technology IndoreSimrolIndia

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