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Paper: UV/Optical Spectroscopy of Submillimeter Galaxies
Volume: 375, From Z-Machines to ALMA: (Sub)Millimeter Spectroscopy of Galaxies
Page: 130
Authors: Chapman, S.C.; Blain, A.W.; Smail, I.; Ivison, R.J.
Abstract: We summarize the astrophysical properties of the submillimeter galaxy population gleaned from our optical and near-IR spectroscopic surveys of radio-identified SCUBA galaxies. Precise redshift information allows basic evolutionary properties to be measured, but also facilitates a large range of ancilliary science, including clustering and comparisons with the inter-galactic medium, and detection of CO molecular gas. We demonstrate that the rest-frame UV offers rich astrophysical diagnostics both from individual spectra (AGN characterization and wind outflows) and from stacked spectra of SMGs in different classes (UV-bright and faint starbursts, and type 2 AGN).
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