Temporal Properties of Short and Long Gamma-Ray Bursts

S. McBreen
2003 AIP Conference Proceedings  
A temporal analysis was performed on a sample of 100 bright short GRBs with T90 < 2s from the BATSE Current Catalog along with a similar analysis on 319 long bright GRBs with T90 > 2s from the same catalog. The short GRBs were denoised using a median filter and the long GRBs were denoised using a wavelet method. Both samples were subjected to an automated pulse selection algorithm to objectively determine the effects of neighbouring pulses. The rise times, fall times, FWHM, pulse amplitudes and
more » ... areas were measured and their frequency distributions are presented. The time intervals between pulses were also measured. The frequency distributions of the pulse properties were found to be similar and consistent with lognormal distributions for both the short and long GRBs. The time intervals between the pulses and the pulse amplitudes of neighbouring pulses were found to be correlated with each other. The same emission mechanism can account for the two sub-classes of GRBs.
doi:10.1063/1.1579358 fatcat:hkmgw2wsf5a7dbkhz5q4sgc7xy