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2007ApJ...661...19P - Astrophys. J., 661, 19-29 (2007/May-3)

X-ray and optical flux ratio anomalies in quadruply lensed quasars. I. Zooming in on quasar emission regions.


Abstract (from CDS):

X-ray and optical observations of quadruply lensed quasars can provide a microarcsecond probe of the lensed quasar, corresponding to scale sizes of ∼102-104 gravitational radii of the central black hole. This high angular resolution is achieved by taking advantage of microlensing by stars in the lensing galaxy. In this paper we use X-ray observations of 10 lensed quasars recorded with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory as well as corresponding optical data obtained with either the Hubble Space Telescope or ground-based optical telescopes. These are analyzed in a systematic and uniform way with emphasis on the flux ratio anomalies that are found relative to the predictions of smooth lens models. A comparison of the flux ratio anomalies between the X-ray and optical bands allows us to conclude that the optical emission regions of the lensed quasars are typically larger than expected from basic thin-disk models by factors of ∼3-30.

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Journal keyword(s): Cosmology: Gravitational Lensing - Galaxies: Quasars: General

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