We assess the feasibility of probing dark energy with strong gravitational lensing systems. The capability of the method, which depends on the accuracy with which the lensing systems are modeled, is quantitatively investigated using the Fisher-matrix formalism. We showthat this method might place useful constraints on the density parameter and the redshift evolution of the dark energy by combining it with a constraint from supernova measurements. For this purpose, the lens potential needs to be precisely reconstructed. We determine the required quality of data. We also briefly discuss the optimal strategy to constrain the cosmological parameters using gravitational lensing systems.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)