Anti-de sitter-wave solutions of higher derivative theories
Şişman, T. Ç.
Physical Review Letters
1079-7114 (online)0031-9007 (print)
American Physical Society
101101-1 - 101101-5
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We show that the recently found anti-de Sitter (AdS)-plane and AdS-spherical wave solutions of quadratic curvature gravity also solve the most general higher derivative theory in D dimensions. More generally, we show that the field equations of such theories reduce to an equation linear in the Ricci tensor for Kerr-Schild spacetimes having type-N Weyl and type-N traceless Ricci tensors. © 2013 American Physical Society.