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Simulating Synchrotron Optical Flashes in the Reverse Shock of a Gamma Ray Burst Public Deposited

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  • We construct a Monte Carlo simulation in Python to calculate optical flashes at 5x10¹⁴ Hz peaking at 6x10³¹ erg s⁻¹Hz⁻¹St⁻¹ due to synchrotron radiation from the reverse shock of a gamma-ray burst’s jet. While analytical solutions to this problem exist, they rely on sweeping simplifications of what is necessarily a highly variable and complex system. The simulation expands upon the well understood properties of single-electron synchrotron to predict observer-frame light curves from isotropic but analytically intractable outflows. The light curves produced compare favorably with theoretical predictions for simpler jets. Unfortunately, the simulation so far fails to resolve features associated with the geometry of our jet. Work continues toward a solution to this problem.
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