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The Optical Luminosity Function of Gamma-Ray Bursts Deduced from ROTSE-III Observations

Cui, Xugao; Wu, X F; Wei, J J; Yuan, Fang; Zheng, WeiKang; Liang, E W; Akerlof, C W; Ashley, M C B; Flewelling, H A; Gogus, E; Guver, T

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We present the optical luminosity function (LF) of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) estimated from a uniform sample of 58 GRBs from observations with the Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment III (ROTSE-III). Our GRB sample is divided into two sub-samples: detected afterglows (18 GRBs) and those with upper limits (40 GRBs). We derive R-band fluxes for these two sub-samples 100 s after the onset of the burst. The optical LFs at 100 s are fitted by assuming that the co-moving GRB rate traces the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28349
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/795/2/103

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