Hawking-like emission in kink-soliton escape from a potential well

J. A. González, M. A. García-Ñustes, A. Sánchez, P. V.E. McClintock

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The escape of solitons over a potential barrier is analysed within the framework of a nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation. It is shown that the creation of a kink-antikink pair near the barrier through an internal mode instability can be followed by escape of the kink in a process analogous to Hawking radiation. These results have important implications in a wider context, including stochastic resonance and ratchet systems, which are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113015
JournalNew Journal of Physics
StatePublished - 11 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


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