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Hybrid quantum states in 2d dilaton gravity


The classical black hole spacetime is modified semiclassically, depending strongly on the choice of the quantum states. In particular, for the Boulware state the spacetime often takes a wormhole structure mimicking closely a spacetime with a horizon. In this paper, in the context of the two-dimensional dilaton RST model, we consider all possible important interplays between the Hartle-Hawking, Unruh and Boulware quantum states. Special attention is given to the hybrid states made up of quantum fields either in the Hartle-Hawking or Unruh states, and some non-physical fields (with the wrong sign in the kinetic term in the action) in the Boulware state. We present a detailed analysis of the semiclassical geometry in all these cases paying attention to the presence or absence of horizons, curvature singularities and to the geodesic completeness of the spacetime. In the space of parameters specifying the generic quantum state, we find a wide domain (with dominating non-physical fields) where the semiclassical geometry represents a geodesically complete, asymptotically flat causal diamond, free of horizon or curvature singularity. However, a distant observer still finds Hawking radiation at asymptotic infinity. In the Unruh-Boulware hybrid state solution, we find that the energy flux at asymptotic infinity receives important corrections from its thermal behavior, leading to information recovery as we go from early to late retarded times. As a result, the corresponding entropy shows a typical Page curve bahavior.

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hal-04276956 , version 1 (09-11-2023)



Yohan Potaux, Debajyoti Sarkar, Sergey N Solodukhin. Hybrid quantum states in 2d dilaton gravity. 2023. ⟨hal-04276956⟩
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