The Influence of Gravitational Microlensing on the Broad Emission Lines of Quasars

@inproceedings{Abajas2002TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Gravitational Microlensing on the Broad Emission Lines of Quasars},
  author={C. Abajas and Evencio Mediavilla and Joseph A. Mu{\~n}oz and Luka {\vC}. Popov{\'i}c and Alejandro Oscoz},
  year={2002}
}
We discuss the effects of microlensing on the broad emission lines (BELs) of QSOs in the light of recent determinations of the size of the broad line region (BLR) and its scaling with QSO luminosity. Microlensing by star-sized objects can produce significant amplifications in the BEL of some multiple-imaged QSOs, and could be very relevant for high… CONTINUE READING