Early time optical polarization of GRB Afterglows: GRB 060418 and GRB 090102

I. A. Steele, Carole Mundell, R. J. Smith, S. Kobayashi, Cristiano Guidorzi

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Abstract

RINGO on the Liverpool Telescope has now measured the optical polarization of GRB 060418 (where a 2 sigma upper limit of P<8% was determined) and GRB 090102 (when a detection of P = 10 +/-1 % was made). We discuss the implications of these observations for the various competing models of GRB jet magnetization and describe a possible unified model that can explain both measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Shocking Universe Conference held in San Servolo, 2009
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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    Steele, I. A., Mundell, C., Smith, R. J., Kobayashi, S., & Guidorzi, C. (2009). Early time optical polarization of GRB Afterglows: GRB 060418 and GRB 090102. In Proceedings of The Shocking Universe Conference held in San Servolo, 2009