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Shearer, A,Golden, A,O'Connor, P,Butler, R,Wheeler, JC,Martel, H
RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS
Isolated neutron stars - Optical non-thermal phenomenology
2001
January
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GAMMA-RADIATION PULSARS
Wheeler, JC
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We show that observations of pulsars with pulsed optical emission indicate that the peak flux scales according to the magnetic field strength at the light cylinder. The derived relationships indicate that the emission mechanism is common across all of the observed pulsars with periods ranging from 33ms to 385 ms and ages of 1000-300,000 years. It is noted that similar trends exist for gamma ray pulsars. Furthermore the model proposed by Pacini (1971) [5] [6] [7] still has validity and gives an adequate explanation of the optical phenomena.
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