Survival analysis of the Swift optical transient data

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In a systematic search of the OTs at GRBs the Swift satellite determined only an upper limit of the apparent brightness in a significant fraction of cases. Combining these upper limits with the really measured OT brightness we obtained a sample well suited to survival analysis. Performing a Kaplan-Meier product limit estimation we obtained an unbiased cumulative distribution of the V visual brightness. The log10(N(V)) logarithmic cumulative distribution can be well fitted with a linear function of V in the form of log10(N(V)) = 0.234 V + const. We studied the dependence of V on the gamma-ray properties of the bursts. We tested the dependence on the fluence, T90 duration and peak flux. We found a dependence on the peak flux on the 99.7% significance level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1433-1436
Number of pages4
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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