Bogoliubov theory of the Hawking effect in Bose-Einstein condensates

U Leonhardt, T Kiss, P. Öhberg

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S42-S49
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2003


  • artificial black holes
  • bose-einstein condensates
  • optics
  • photonics

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