Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Unitarity in Reissner–Nordström background: striding away from information loss
Department of Physical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Mohanpur, West Bengal, 741246, India
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Accepted: 25 May 2019
Published online: 5 June 2019
We have shown analytically that radiation from a collapsing shell which leads to a charged black hole, whose exterior is described by the Reissner–Nordström metric (and hence the background spacetime is non-globally hyperbolic), is processed with a unitary evolution. For the analysis, we have used the Wheeler–deWitt formalism which in turn gave rise to a Schrödinger-like wave equation. We showed the existence of unitarity by proving that the trace of the squared density matrix of the outgoing radiation, from a quantized massless scalar field, is unity and that the conservation of probability holds for the wave function of the system.
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