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Fluctuations of pulsar emission with sub-microsecond time-scales


A model of pulsar emission fluctuations down to sub-microsecond time-scales is presented. The model is consistent with the empirical amplitude modulated noise model. It is proposed that the time-scale of the shortest observed micropulses is determined by the coherence of single-particle curvature radiation.

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Gil, J. Fluctuations of pulsar emission with sub-microsecond time-scales. Astrophys Space Sci 110, 293–296 (1985).

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  • Radiation
  • Coherence
  • Noise Model
  • Pulsar Emission
  • Curvature Radiation