Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Transmission of low-energy scalar waves through a traversable wormhole
Department of Physics, Isfahan University of Technology, 84156-83111, Isfahan, Iran
2 Departments of Mathematics and Physics, Koç University, Sarıyer, 34450, Istanbul, Turkey
Accepted: 12 November 2020
Published online: 30 November 2020
We study the scattering of low-energy massless and massive minimally coupled scalar fields by an asymptotically flat traversable wormhole. We provide a comprehensive treatment of this problem offering analytic expressions for the transmission and reflection amplitudes of the corresponding effective potential and the absorption cross section of the wormhole. Our results, which are based on a recently developed dynamical formulation of time-independent scattering theory, apply to a large class of wormhole spacetimes including a wormhole with a sharp transition, the Ellis wormhole, and a family of its generalizations.
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