INVESTIGATION OF CORRELATIONS BETWEEN THE OPTICAL AND VLBI CORE POLARIZATION OF AGN

@inproceedings{Algaba2008INVESTIGATIONOC,
  title={INVESTIGATION OF CORRELATIONS BETWEEN THE OPTICAL AND VLBI CORE POLARIZATION OF AGN},
  author={Juan-Carlos Algaba and Denise C. Gabuzda and Peter W. H. Smith},
  year={2008}
}
The continua of highly active radio-loud AGN are dominated by synchrotron radiation over virtually the entire spectrum. Despite this fact, it has often been thought that no correlation between optical and radio polarization should be observed, based on the idea that the synchrotron radiation at very different wavelengths is emitted at very different regions in the jet. However, a clear correlation between the Faraday-rotation-corrected VLBI core radio polarization angle and the nearly… CONTINUE READING