Evidence for Polarized Synchrotron Components in Radio-optical Aligned Quasars

@inproceedings{Schmidt2000EvidenceFP,
  title={Evidence for Polarized Synchrotron Components in Radio-optical Aligned Quasars},
  author={Gary D. Schmidt and Paul S. Smith},
  year={2000}
}
A tendency for the axes of double-lobed radio quasars to be aligned with the electric vectors of optical polarization in the active galactic nuclei is well-known. However, the origin of the polarization and reason behind its correlation with radio morphology is not yet established. From accurate spectropolarimetry of 7 quasars which show this alignment… CONTINUE READING