The GRB early optical flashes from internal shocks: application to GRB 990123, GRB 041219a and GRB 060111b

@article{Wei2006TheGE,
  title={The GRB early optical flashes from internal shocks: application to GRB 990123, GRB 041219a and GRB 060111b},
  author={D M Wei},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={374},
  pages={525-529}
}
  • D. Wei
  • Published 30 April 2006
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
With the successful launch of the Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer, it is widely expected that the prompt optical flashes like GRB 990123 would be easily detected. However, the observations show that for a number of Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) no early optical flash has been detected, which indicates that the reverse shock emission must be suppressed. Here we explore the possibility that the optical flash may arise from the internal shock emission. For GRB 990123 and GRB 060111b, although their… Expand
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