Using the intensity modulation index to test pulsar radio emission models

  title={Using the intensity modulation index to test pulsar radio emission models},
  author={Fredrick A. Jenet and Janusz A. Gil},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
This Letter explores the possibility of testing pulsar radio emission models by observing pulse-to-pulse intensity modulation. It is shown that a relationship between a pulsar's period, period derivative, and intensity modulation is a natural consequence of at least one theoretical model of radio pulsar emission. It is proposed that other models may also predict a similar correlation. The exact form of the relationship will depend on the model in question. Hence, observations of intensity… 

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