TeV Gamma-Ray Absorption and the Intergalactic Infrared Background

  title={TeV Gamma-Ray Absorption and the Intergalactic Infrared Background},
  author={Floyd W. Stecker},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • F. Stecker
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
In this paper, I will take a synoptic approach to determining the intergalactic infrared radiation field (IIRF). This approach draws on both the multi-TeV gamma-ray observations and the infrared background observations and relates them via the semi-empirical modelling method of Malkan and Stecker. I discuss the evidence for an intergalactic infrared background obtained by an analysis of the HEGRA observations of the high energy gamma-ray spectrum of Mrk 501 and from constraints from Mrk 421… Expand

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