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2014ApJ...783..119W - Astrophys. J., 783, 119 (2014/March-2)

z ∼ 1 Lyα emitters. I. The luminosity function.


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We construct a flux-limited sample of 135 candidate z ∼ 1 Lyα emitters (LAEs) from Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) grism data using a new data cube search method. These LAEs have luminosities comparable to those at high redshifts and lie within a 7 Gyr gap present in existing LAE samples. We use archival and newly obtained optical spectra to verify the UV redshifts of these LAEs. We use the combination of the GALEX UV spectra, optical spectra, and X-ray imaging data to estimate the active galactic nucleus (AGN) fraction and its dependence on Lyα luminosity. We remove the AGNs and compute the luminosity function (LF) from 60 z ∼ 1 LAE galaxies. We find that the best-fit LF implies a luminosity density increase by a factor of ∼1.5 from z ∼ 0.3 to z ∼ 1 and ∼20 from z ∼ 1 to z ∼ 2. We find a z ∼ 1 volumetric Lyα escape fraction of 0.7%±0.4%.

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Journal keyword(s): cosmology: observations - galaxies: active - galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: starburst

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJ/783/119): table2.dat table3.dat table4.dat table5.dat>

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