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Sensitive polarimetric search for relativity violations in gamma-ray bursts

Authors
  • Kostelecky, Alan
  • Mewes, Matthew
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 07, 2006
Submission Date
Jul 07, 2006
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.140401
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We show that the recent measurements of linear polarization in gamma rays from GRB 930131 and GRB 960924 constrain certain types of relativity violations in photons to less than parts in 10^{37}, representing an improvement in sensitivity by a factor of 100,000.

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