### Current browse context:

math-ph

### Change to browse by:

### References & Citations

# Mathematical Physics

# Title: Modular operator for null plane algebras in free fields

(Submitted on 30 Jun 2021)

Abstract: We consider the algebras generated by observables in quantum field theory localized in regions in the null plane. For a scalar free field theory, we show that the one-particle structure can be decomposed into a continuous direct integral of lightlike fibres, and the modular operator decomposes accordingly. This implies that a certain form of QNEC is valid in free fields involving the causal completions of half-spaces on the null plane (null cuts). We also compute the relative entropy of null cut algebras with respect to the vacuum and some coherent states.

Link back to: arXiv, form interface, contact.