Jitter radiation in gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows: emission and self-absorption

@article{Workman2008JitterRI,
  title={Jitter radiation in gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows: emission and self-absorption},
  author={Jared C. Workman and B. Morsony and D. Lazzati and M. Medvedev},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={386},
  pages={199-210}
}
  • Jared C. Workman, B. Morsony, +1 author M. Medvedev
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Relativistic electrons moving into a highly tangled magnetic field emit jitter radiation. We present a detailed computation of the jitter radiation spectrum, including self-absorption, for electrons inside Weibel-like shock generated magnetic fields. We apply our results to the case of the prompt and afterglow emission of gamma-ray bursts. We show that jitter emission can reproduce most of the observed features with some important differences with respect to standard synchrotron, especially in… CONTINUE READING

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