Refraction of radio waves in pulsar magnetospheres

Y. E. Lyubarskii, S. A. Petrova

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Influence of refraction on the pulse width versus frequency curve is considered. Radio waves are assumed to be emitted from a range of altitudes at frequencies of the order of local Lorentz-shifted proper plasma frequencies. It is shown that refraction may account for the so called "absorption feature" on the observed pulse width versus frequency curve and also for the observed frequency dependence of separation between components of double profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Plasmas
  • Pulsars: general
  • Waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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