Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

January 2007


Published in The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei ASP Conference Series, Vol. 000, 2007. Used by permission.


We have used the STOKES radiative transfer code, to model polarization induced by dust scattering in the polar regions of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We discuss the wavelength-dependence of the spectral intensity and polarization over the optical/UV range at different viewing angles for two different types of dust: a Galactic dust model, and a dust model inferred from extinction properties of AGN.

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