Two-Pole Caustic Model for High-Energy Light Curves of Pulsars

@article{Dyks2003TwoPoleCM,
  title={Two-Pole Caustic Model for High-Energy Light Curves of Pulsars},
  author={Jarosław Dyks and B. Rudak},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={598},
  pages={1201-1206}
}
We present a new model of high-energy light curves from rotation-powered pulsars. The key ingredient of the model is the gap region (i.e., the region where particle acceleration is taking place and high-energy photons originate) that satisfies the following assumptions: (1) the gap region extends from each polar cap to the light cylinder; (2) the gap is thin and confined to the surface of last open magnetic-field lines; (3) photon emissivity is uniform within the gap region. The model light… 

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