States of Low Energy in Homogeneous and Inhomogeneous, Expanding Spacetimes

Kolja Them, Marcos Brum
February 13, 2013
We construct states on the algebra of the Klein-Gordon field that minimize the energy density in homogeneous and in inhomogeneous spacetimes, both with compact Cauchy hypersurfaces. The energy density is measured by geodesic observers and smeared over a spacelike slab of spacetime, entirely containing a Cauchy hypersurface and extended in time. We further show that these states are Hadamard states. The present construction generalizes the construction of States of Low Energy in Robertson-Walker spacetimes presented by Olbermann (2007).

Hadamard states, quantum fields in curved spacetimes