Lensing Optical Depths for Substructure and Isolated Dark Matter Halos

Abstract

Multiply-imaged quasar lenses can be used to constrain the substructure mass fraction in galaxysized dark matter halos via anomalous flux ratios in lensed images. The flux ratios, however, can be affected by both the substructure in the lens halo and by isolated small-mass halos along the entire line-of-sight to the lensed source. While lensing by dark… (More)

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