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Session 50 - Pulsars in the UV and Visible.
Topical, Oral session, Wednesday, June 10

[50.08] The Optical/X-ray Connection and the Standard Model

J. P. Finley (Purdue University)

There are only a few known cases of pulsars which are detectable as pulsed sources in both the optical and X-ray wavebands. This small group of pulsars are young and the "standard model" of pulsar emission makes definitive statements about the light distribution, and the phasing of the pulsations in the two wavebands. This talk will focus on this group of young pulsars and will summarize the observational data with respect to pulse shape and the absolute phasing of the light distribution. New results, recently obtained with simultaneous RXTE and CTIO observations, will be presented and compared to expectations of the standard model.

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