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Quantum localization observables and accelerated frames

  • M.-T. Jaekel
  • S. Reynaud

Abstract:

We define quantum observables associated with Einstein localization in space-time. These observables are built on Poincaré and dilatation generators. Their commutators are given by spin observables defined from the same symmetry generators. Their shifts under transformations to uniformly accelerated frames are evaluated through algebraic computations in conformal algebra. Spin number is found to vary under such transformations with a variation involving further observables introduced as irreducible quadrupole momenta. Quadrupole observables may be dealt with as non commutative polarizations which allow one to define step operators increasing or decreasing the spin number by unity.

PACS. 11.30.-j Symmetry and conservation laws - 04.90.+e Other topics in general relativity pacsand gravitation - 14.70.Bh Photons 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.-T. Jaekel
    • 1
  • S. Reynaud
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l'ENS (Laboratoire du CNRS associéà l'École Normale Supérieure et à l'université Paris-Sud.), 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, FranceFR
  2. 2.Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (Laboratoire de l'École Normale Supérieure et de l'université Pierre et Marie Curie associé au CNRS.), UPMC case 74, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, FranceFR

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