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Astron. Astrophys. 324, L17-L20 (1997)

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Letter to the Editor

On the possible origin of gamma ray bursts as a result of interaction of relativistic jets with the soft photon field in dense stellar regions

Darja N. Drozdova and Ivan E. Panchenko

Department of Physics, Moscow State University

Received 17 April 1997 / Accepted 22 April 1997


We examine and develop the model of gamma ray bursts origin proposed by Shaviv and Dar (1996), according to which the strong gamma ray emission is produced by the interaction of the baryonic relativistic jet with the soft photon field in a dense stellar region. By the simulations of the burst profiles we show that these profiles are sensitive to the jet geometry. Also we derive and discuss the model restrictions based on the event rate.

Key words: Gamma ray bursts – jets – neutron stars

© European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1997

Online publication: May 26, 1998