Energy Spectrum for Gravitational Waves
Issue: 2020 - Volume 24 [Issue 4]
W. F. Chagas- Filho *
Department of Physics, Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil.
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Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) is a formalism for describing the quantum mechanics of the gravitational field based on the canonical quantization of General Relativity (GR). The most important result of LQG is that geometric quantities such as area and volume are not arbitrary but are quantized in terms of a minimum length. In this paper we investigate the possibility of combining the notion of a minimum length with the basic equations that describe wave propagation. We find that the minimum length, combined with the constancy of the speed of light, induces a natural spectrum for the energy of a gravitational wave.
Keywords: Constrained Hamiltonian systems, electrodynamics, general relativity, quantum gravity.