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ID: 250294.0, MPI für Kernphysik / Theoretical Astrophysics
Polarization of high-energy emission in a pulsar striped wind
Authors:Pétri, Jérôme; Kirk, John
Language:English
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2005-11
Title of Proceedings:Astrophysical sources of high energy particles and radiation
Start Page:290
End Page:293
Title of Series:AIP Conference Proceedings
Volume (in Series):801
Name of Conference/Meeting:Astrophysical sources of high energy particles and radiation
Place of Conference/Meeting:Torun, Poland
(Start) Date of Conference/Meeting
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2005-06-20
End Date of Conference/Meeting 
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2005-06-24
Copyright:© 2005 American Institute of Physics
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The Stokes parameters of the pulsed synchrotron radiation produced in the striped pulsar wind model are computed and compared with optical observations of the Crab pulsar. The resulting radiation is linearly polarized. In the off-pulse region, the electric vector lies in the direction of the projection on the sky of the rotation axis of the pulsar, in good agreement with the data. Other properties such as a reduced degree of polarization and a characteristic sweep of the polarization angle within the pulses are also reproduced.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group H. J. Völk/Theoretical Astrophysics (F. Aharonian, J. Kirk)
Identifiers:DOI:10.1063/1.2141883
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