We study the quantum motion of null shells in the quantum space-time of a black hole in loop quantum gravity. We treat the shells as test fields and use an effective dynamics for the propagation equations. The shells propagate through the region where the singularity was present in the classical black hole space-time, but is absent in the quantum space-time, eventually emerging through a white hole to a new asymptotic region of the quantum space-time. The profiles of the shells get distorted due to the quantum fluctuations in the Planckian region that replaces the singularity. The evolution of the shells is unitary throughout the whole process.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Classical and Quantum Gravity
Gambini, R., & Pullin, J. (2015). Quantum shells in a quantum space-time. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 32 (3) https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/32/3/035003