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Optical polarization of gamma-ray bright blazars

Blinov, Dmitry and Angelakis, E. and Baloković, M. and Fuhrmann, L. and Hovatta, T. and Katarzyski, K. and Khodade, P. and King, O. and Kus, A. and Kylafis, N. and Myserlis, I. and Panopoulou, G. and Papadakis, I. and Papamastorakis, I. and Pavlidou, V. and Pazderska, B. and Pazderski, E. and Pearson, T. and Rajarshi, C. and Ramaprakash, A. and Readhead, A. and Reig, P. and Rouneq, R. and Tassis, K. and Zensus, A. (2013) Optical polarization of gamma-ray bright blazars. In: Multiwavelength AGN Surveys and Studies. Proceedings IAU Symposium. Vol.9. No.304. , p. 227.

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We report about first results of the RoboPol project. RoboPol is a large-sample, high-cadence, polarimetric monitoring program of blazars in optical wavelengths, using a camera specifically constructed for this project, mounted at the University of Crete's Skinakas Observatory 1.3 m telescope. The analysis of RoboPol data is conducted in conjunction with Fermi LAT gamma-ray data, and multifrequency radio data from the OVRO (Caltech), F-GAMMA (MPIfR), and Torun (NCU) monitoring programs. Using carefully selected samples of gamma-ray bright and weak blazars we investigate a connection between their optical polarization behaviour and variability properties in gamma. We examine a relationship of gamma flares with polarization angle rotations relying on robust statistical criteria. We analyse also the optical polarization variability itself in order to establish some restrictions on physical models of blazars jets.

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Additional Information:© 2014 International Astronomical Union. Published online: 25 July 2014.
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Issue or Number:304
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Official Citation:Blinov, D., Angelakis, E., Balokovic, M., Fuhrmann, L., Hovatta, T., Katarzyski, K., . . . Zensus, A. (2013). Optical polarization of gamma-ray bright blazars. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 9(S304), 227-227. doi:10.1017/S1743921314003846
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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