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Paper: Polarization Monitoring as a Probe of Blazar Jets on the Finest Scales
Volume: 343, Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions
Page: 480
Authors: Marscher, A.P.; Jorstad, S.G.
Abstract: Polarization variability combined with imaging in total and polarized intensity and multi-waveband flux monitoring can identify which regions in the jets of blazars produce the optical to γ-ray emission. Here we present evidence that the fluctuating high frequency components are co-spatial with the millimeter-wave jet as seen on VLBI images on scales less than 1 milliarcsecond. Using currently available and future instruments, we plan to use polarization to explore the link between high and low frequency emission processes in blazars.
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