# The microlocal spectrum condition and Wick polynomials of free fields on curved spacetimes

October 27, 1995

Quantum fields propagating on a curved spacetime are investigated in terms of microlocal analysis. We discuss a condition on the wave front set for the corresponding n-point distributions, called `microlocal spectrum condition'' ($\mu$SC). On Minkowski space, this condition is satisfied as a consequence of the usual spectrum condition. Based on Radzikowski's determination of the wave front set of the two-point function of a free scalar field, satisfying the Hadamard condition in the Kay and Wald sense, we construct in the second part of this paper all Wick polynomials including the energy-momentum tensor for this field as operator valued distributions on the manifold and prove that they satisfy our microlocal spectrum condition.

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Commun.Math.Phys. 180 (1996) 633-652

@article{Brunetti:1995rf,
author = "Brunetti, R. and Fredenhagen, K. and Kohler, M.",
title = "{The Microlocal spectrum condition and Wick polynomials
of free fields on curved space-times}",
journal = "Commun. Math. Phys.",
volume = "180",
year = "1996",
pages = "633-652",
doi = "10.1007/BF02099626",
eprint = "gr-qc/9510056",
archivePrefix = "arXiv",
primaryClass = "gr-qc",
reportNumber = "DESY-95-196",
SLACcitation = "%%CITATION = GR-QC/9510056;%%"
}

Keywords:

QFT on curved spacetimes, microlocal spectrum condition, Hadamard states