The effect of differential refraction on wave propagation in rotating pulsar magnetospheres

  title={The effect of differential refraction on wave propagation in rotating pulsar magnetospheres},
  author={D. Fussell and Qinghuan Luo},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • D. Fussell, Q. Luo
  • Published 28 February 2004
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Refraction of wave propagation in a corotating pulsar magnetospheric plasma is considered as a possible interpretation for observed asymmetric pulse profiles with multiple components. The pulsar radio emission produced inside the magnetosphere propagates outwards through the rotating magnetosphere, subject to refraction by the intervening plasma that is spatially inhomogeneous. Both effects of a relativistic distribution of the plasma and rotation on wave propagation are considered. It is shown… Expand

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