Hey I'm stuck on the last portion of a question
For a plane gravity wave of the form
$\displaystyle h_{\mu \nu} = A_{\mu \nu} \exp (i k_{\lambda}x^{\lambda})$
Show that the linearised gravitational field equations require that
$\displaystyle k^2 h_{\mu\nu} = k_{\nu} w_{\mu} + k_{\mu} w_{\nu} $

Where $\displaystyle k^2 = k^{\rho}_{\rho}$
and $\displaystyle w_{\mu} = k^{\rho}(h_{\mu \rho} -\frac{1}{2} \eta_{\mu \rho} h^{\lamda}_{\lambda})$

Hence show that for the case $\displaystyle k^2=0$ that $\displaystyle k^{\rho}$ is an eigenvector of the Riemann tensor in the sense that $\displaystyle R_{\sigma \mu \nu \rho}k^{\rho} = 0$
Right I've done it up to the point of showing that
$\displaystyle
R_{\sigma \mu \nu \rho}k^{\rho} = - k_{\nu} k_{\mu} w_{\sigma} $

So I've reduced it to showing that $\displaystyle w_{\sigma}=0$ which I can't really seem to get out, any hints would be much appreciated

Thanks!