ZhETF, Vol. 144,
p. 756 (October 2013)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 117, No. 4,
available online at www.springer.com
EFFECT OF THE REFRACTIVE INDEX ON THE HAWKING TEMPERATURE: AN APPLICATION OF THE HAMILTON-JACOBI METHOD
Sakalli I., Mirekhtiary SF.
Received: April 20, 2013
Hawking radiation of a non-asymptotically flat 4-dimensional spherically symmetric and static dilatonic black hole (BH) via the Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) method is studied. In addition to the naive coordinates, we use four more different coordinate systems that are well-behaved at the horizon. Except for the isotropic coordinates, direct computation by the HJ method leads to the standard Hawking temperature for all coordinate systems. The isotropic coordinates allow extracting the index of refraction from the Fermat metric. It is explicitly shown that the index of refraction determines the value of the tunneling rate and its natural consequence, the Hawking temperature. The isotropic coordinates in the conventional HJ method produce a wrong result for the temperature of the linear dilaton. Here, we explain how this discrepancy can be resolved by regularizing the integral possessing a pole at the horizon.