The Dark Side of ROTSE-III Prompt GRB Observations

Gogus, Ersin and ROTSE, Collaboration (2007) The Dark Side of ROTSE-III Prompt GRB Observations. (Accepted/In Press)

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We present several cases of optical observations during gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) which resulted in prompt limits but no detection of optical emission. These limits constrain the prompt optical flux densities and the optical brightness relative to the gamma-ray emission. The derived constraints fall within the range of properties observed in GRBs with prompt optical detections, though at the faint end of optical/gamma flux ratios. The presently accessible prompt optical limits do not require a different set of intrinsic or environmental GRB properties, relative to the events with prompt optical detections.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:6504
Deposited By:Ersin Göğüş
Deposited On:26 Oct 2007 14:18
Last Modified:02 Nov 2007 11:47

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