EAS Publications Series
Volume 1, 2001AGN in their cosmic environment
|Page(s)||109 - 118|
|Section||Section II: Physics of Accretion and Jets|
|Published online||22 November 2011|
B. Rocca-Volmerange, and H. Sol (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 1 (2001) 109–118
Radio-Optical Correlations in High-z Radio Galaxies and Quasars
The narrow emission line luminosities of radio-loud AGN are well-correlated with their low-frequcncy radio luminosities. This correlation is linear and extends over at least four orders of magnitude. The correlation is discussed in terms of a linear relationship between the power in the radio-emitting jets and the photoionizing (i.e. accretion) luminosity. Support for this theory comes from a direct correlation between the optical continuum and radio luminosities of steep-spectrum quasars. We discuss the dependence of the observed luminosities of AGN on their black hole masses and how close to the Eddington limit they are accreting.
© EAS, EDP Sciences 2002
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