Decay of vacuum energy

A. M. Polyakov

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This paper studies interacting massive particles on the de Sitter background. It is found that the vacuum acts as an inversely populated medium which is able to generate stimulated radiation. Without back reaction (not considered in this paper) this effect leads to the explosion. It is expected that the proposed " cosmic laser" mechanism depletes the curvature and may help to solve the cosmological constant problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-329
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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