Abelian duality is realized naturally by combining differential cohomology and locally covariant quantum field theory. This leads to a C∗ -algebra of observables, which encompasses the simultaneous discretization of both magnetic and electric fluxes. We discuss the assignment of physically well-behaved states on this algebra and the properties of the associated GNS triple. We show that the algebra of observables factorizes as a suitable tensor product of three C∗ -algebras: the first factor encodes dynamical information, while the other two capture topological data corresponding to electric and magnetic fluxes. On the former factor and in the case of ultra-static globally hyperbolic spacetimes with compact Cauchy surfaces, we exhibit a state whose two-point correlation function has the same singular structure of a Hadamard state. Specifying suitable counterparts also on the topological factors, we obtain a state for the full theory, ultimately implementing Abelian duality transformations as Hilbert space isomorphisms.
|Titolo:||Hadamard States for Quantum Abelian Duality|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|