Relation between polymer and Fock excitations

Abhay Ashtekar, Jerzy Lewandowski

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To bridge the gap between background-independent, non-perturbative quantum gravity and low-energy physics described by perturbative field theory in Minkowski spacetime, Minkowskian Fock states are located, analysed and used in the background-independent framework. This approach to the analysis of semiclassical issues is motivated by the recent results of Varadarajan (Varadarajan M and Zapata J A 2000 Class. Quantum Grav. 17 4085-109). As in that work, we use the simpler U (1) example to illustrate our constructions but, in contrast to that work, we formulate the theory in such a way that it can be extended to full general relativity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L117-L127
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 21 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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