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Search for optical flashes accompanying gamma ray bursts Pi of the Sky collaboration
Author(s): Mikolaj Cwiok; Wojciech Dominik; Michal Husejko; Arkadiusz Kalicki; Grzegorz Kasprowicz; Krzysztof Kierzkowski; Michal Jegier; Lech Mankiewicz; Krzysztof Nawrocki; Bogumil Pilecki; Lech Wiktor Piotrowski; Krzysztof T. Pozniak; Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Rafal Salanski; Marcin Sokolowski; Dorota Szczygiel; Grzegorz Wrochna; Wojciech M. Zabolotny
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Paper Abstract

Perhaps the most powerful cosmic processes ever observed are gamma ray bursts (GRB). So far, phenomena responsible for GRB have not been unambiguously identified. In the present paper we propose an approach completely different from the classical one. It employs experimental techniques developed for particle physics. Presented project is pioneering research in the unexplored so far domain of cosmic phenomena on the time scale of seconds. Both the rate of signal in question and the rate of unexpected background are not known. Therefore we decided to divide the project into two phases: phase I -- two CCD cameras, phase II - a system of cameras covering all sky. The phase I is well defined whereas detailed realization of phase II will depend strongly on results and experience gained in phase I.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5484, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II, (22 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.568904
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Mikolaj Cwiok, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Wojciech Dominik, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Michal Husejko, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Arkadiusz Kalicki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Kasprowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof Kierzkowski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Michal Jegier, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Lech Mankiewicz, Center for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
Krzysztof Nawrocki, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Bogumil Pilecki, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Lech Wiktor Piotrowski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Krzysztof T. Pozniak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Rafal Salanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marcin Sokolowski, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Dorota Szczygiel, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Grzegorz Wrochna, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Wojciech M. Zabolotny, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5484:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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