Artificial black holes may demonstrate some of the elusive quantum properties of the event horizon, in particular Hawking radiation. One promising candidate is a sonic hole in a Bose-Einstein condensate. We clarify why Hawking radiation emerges from the condensate and how this condensed-matter analogue reflects some of the intriguing aspects of quantum black holes.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Apr 2003|
- artificial black holes
- bose-einstein condensates