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

Early time optical polarization of GRB Afterglows: GRB 060418 and GRB 090102. / Steele, I. A.; Mundell, Carole; Smith, R. J.; Kobayashi, S.; Guidorzi, Cristiano.

Proceedings of The Shocking Universe Conference held in San Servolo, 2009. 2009.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Steele, IA, Mundell, C, Smith, RJ, 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.
Steele IA, Mundell C, Smith RJ, Kobayashi S, Guidorzi C. Early time optical polarization of GRB Afterglows: GRB 060418 and GRB 090102. In Proceedings of The Shocking Universe Conference held in San Servolo, 2009. 2009
Steele, I. A. ; Mundell, Carole ; Smith, R. J. ; Kobayashi, S. ; Guidorzi, Cristiano. / Early time optical polarization of GRB Afterglows: GRB 060418 and GRB 090102. Proceedings of The Shocking Universe Conference held in San Servolo, 2009. 2009.
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