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An investigation of the absolute circular polarization in radio pulsars

Abstract:

In most pulsars, the circularly polarized component, Stokes $V$, is weak in the average pulse profiles. By forming the average profile of $|V|$ from single pulses we can distinguish between pulsars where $V$ is weak in the individual pulses and those where large $V$ of variable handedness is observed from one pulse to the other. We show how $|V|$ profiles depend on the signal-to-noise ratio of $V$ in the single pulses and demonstrate that it is possible to simulate the observed, broad distrib...

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Karastergiou, A More by this author
Johnston, S More by this author
Journal:
Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.
Volume:
352
Pages:
689
Publication date:
2004-05-07
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uuid:bb076bb9-c87d-400f-998c-6eb284335b7d
Source identifiers:
180689
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pubs:180689
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