Raychaudhuri equation and Bouncing cosmology

Madhukrishna Chakraborty, Subenoy Chakraborty
General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (gr-qc), High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th), Mathematical Physics (math-ph)
2023-08-20 16:00:00
The present work deals with an exhaustive study of bouncing cosmology in the background of homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker space-time. The geometry of the bouncing point has been studied extensively and used as a tool to classify the models from the point of view of cosmology. Raychaudhuri equation (RE) has been furnished in these models to classify the bouncing point as regular point or singular point. Behavior of time-like geodesic congruence in the neighbourhood of the bouncing point has been discussed using the Focusing Theorem which follows as a consequence of the RE. An analogy of the RE with the evolution equation for a linear harmonic oscillator has been made and an oscillatory bouncing model has been discussed in this context.
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