Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Quasinormal modes of Lovelock black holes
Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, 682202, India
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Accepted: 16 October 2014
Published online: 27 November 2014
The quasinormal modes of metric perturbations in asymptotically flat black hole spacetimes in the Lovelock model are calculated for different spacetime dimensions and higher orders of curvature. It is analytically established that in the asymptotic limit , the imaginary parts of the quasinormal frequencies become constant for tensor, scalar as well as vector perturbations. Numerical calculation shows that this indeed is the case. Also, the real and imaginary parts of the quasinormal modes are seen to increase as the order of the theory increases. The real part of the modes decreases as the spacetime dimension increases, indicating the presence of lower frequency modes in higher dimensions. Also, it is seen that the modes are roughly isospectral at very high values of the spacetime dimension .
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