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Title: COMPLETE INFRARED SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS OF MILLIMETER DETECTED QUASARS AT z > 5

We present Herschel far-infrared (FIR) photometry of 11 quasars at redshift z > 5 that have previously been detected at 1.2 mm. We perform full spectral energy distribution (SED) fits over the wavelength range {lambda}{sub rest} {approx} 0.1-400 {mu}m for those objects with good Herschel detections. These fits reveal the need for an additional FIR component besides the emission from a dusty active galactic nucleus (AGN)-powered torus. This additional FIR component has temperatures of T{sub FIR} {approx} 40-60 K with luminosities of L{sub 8-1000{mu}m} {approx} 10{sup 13} L{sub Sun} (accounting for 25%-60% of the bolometric FIR luminosity). If the FIR dust emission is due to star formation it would suggest star formation rates in excess of 1000 solar masses per year. We show that at long wavelengths ({lambda}{sub rest} {approx}> 50 {mu}m) the contribution of the AGN-powered torus emission is negligible. This explains how previous FIR studies of high-redshift quasars that relied on single-component fits to (ground-based) observations at {lambda}{sub obs} {approx}> 350 {mu}m reached T{sub FIR} and L{sub FIR} values similar to our complete SED fits. Stacking the Herschel data of four individually undetected sources reveals a significant average signal in the PACS bands but not in SPIRE. Themore » average SED of sources with individual Herschel detections shows a striking surplus in near- and mid-infrared (MIR) emission when compared to common AGN templates. The comparison between two average SEDs (sources with and without individual Herschel detections) matched in the UV/optical indicates that for these objects the strength of the MIR emission may correlate with the strength of the FIR emission.« less
Authors:
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  1. Max-Planck Institut fuer Astronomie (MPIA), Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)
  2. Institut fuer Astrophysik, Universitaet Wien, Tuerkenschanzstrasse 17, A-1180 Wien (Austria)
  3. Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)
  4. Astronomisches Institut Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D-44801 Bochum (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22121809
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 772; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; BOLOMETERS; COSMIC DUST; COSMIC NUCLEI; EMISSION; ENERGY SPECTRA; FAR INFRARED RADIATION; LUMINOSITY; PHOTOMETRY; QUASARS; RED SHIFT; WAVELENGTHS