Are Two z ∼ 6 Quasars Gravitationally Lensed? ∗

@article{Yamada2003AreTZ,
  title={Are Two z ∼ 6 Quasars Gravitationally Lensed? ∗},
  author={Sanae F. Yamada and Yasuhiro Shioya and Yoshiaki Taniguchi and Takashi Murayama and Masaru Ajiki and Tohru Nagao and Shinobu S. Fujita and Kazuyoshi Umeda and Yutaka Komiyama and Hiroshi Karoji and Hiroyasu Ando and Masanori Iye and Nobunari Kashikawa and Keiichi Kodaira},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan},
  year={2003},
  volume={55},
  pages={733-738}
}
Several high-z (z > 5.7) quasars have been found during the course of Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The presence of such very high-z quasars is expected to put constraints on early structure formation. On one hand, it is suggested that these most luminous objects at high redshift are biased toward highly magnified objects by gravitational lensing. To clarify the effect of gravitational lensing on high-z quasars, we began an imaging survey of intervening lensing galaxies. Indeed, our previous… Expand

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