First limits on the very-high energy gamma-ray afterglow emission of a fast radio burst: H.E.S.S. Observations of FRB 150418

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Author(s): Abdalla H, Abramowski A, Aharonian F, Benkhali FA, Akhperjanian AG, Andersson T, Anguener EO, Arakawa M, Arrieta M, Aubert P, Backes M, Balzer A, Barnard M, Becherini Y, Tjus JB, Berge D, Bernhard S, Bernloehr K, Blackwell R, Boettcher M, Boisson C, Bolmont J, Bordas P, Bregeon J, Brun F, Brun P, Bryan M, Büchele M, Bulik T, Capasso M, Carr J, Casanova S, Cerruti M, Chakraborty N, Chalme-Calvet R, Chaves RCG, Chen A, Chevalier J, Chretien M, Coffaro M, Colafrancesco S, Cologna G, Condon B, Conrad J, Cui Y, Davids ID, Decock J, Degrange B, Deil C, Devin J, Dewilt P, Dirson L, Djannati-Atai A, Domainko W, Donath A, Drury LO, Dutson K, Dyks J, Edwards T, Egberts K, Eger P, Ernenwein JP, Eschbach S, Farnier C, Fegan S, Fernandes MV, Fiasson A, Fontaine G, Foerster A, Funk S, Fuessling M, Gabici S, Gajdus M, Gallant YA, Garrigoux T, Giavitto G, Giebels B, Glicenstein JF, Gottschall D, Goyal A, Grondin MH, Hahn J, Haupt M, Hawkes J, Heinzelmann G, Henri G, Hermann G, Hervet O, Hinton JA, Hofmann W, Hoischen C, Holler M, Horns D, Ivascenko A, Iwasaki H, Jacholkowska A, Jamrozy M, Janiak M, Jankowsky D, Jankowsky F, Jingo M, Jogler T, Jouvin L, Jung-Richardt I, Kastendieck MA, Katarzynski K, Katsuragawa M, Katz U, Kerszberg D, Khangulyan D, Khelifi B, Kieffer M, King J, Klepser S, Klochkov D, Kluzniak W, Kolitzus D, Komin N, Kosack K, Krakau S, Kraus M, Krueger PP, Laffon H, Lamanna G, Lau J, Lees JP, Lefaucheur J, Lefranc V, Lemiere A, Lemoine-Goumard M, Lenain JP, Leser E, Lohse T, Lorentz M, Liu R, Lopez-Coto R, Lypova I, Marandon V, Marcowith A, Mariaud C, Marx R, Maurin G, Maxted N, Mayer M, Meintjes PJ, Meyer M, Mitchell AMW, Moderski R, Mohamed M, Mohrmann L, Mora K, Moulin E, Murach T, Nakashima S, De Naurois M, Niederwanger F, Niemiec J, Oakes L, O'Brien P, Odaka H, Oettl S, Ohm S, Ostrowski M, Oya I, Padovani M, Panter M, Parsons RD, Pekeur NW, Pelletier G, Perennes C, Petrucci PO, Peyaud B, Piel Q, Pita S, Poon H, Prokhorov D, Prokoph H, Puehlhofer G, Punch M, Quirrenbach A, Raab S, Reimer A, Reimer O, Renaud M, De Los Reyes R, Richter S, Rieger F, Romoli C, Rowell G, Rudak B, Rulten CB, Sahakian V, Saito S, Salek D, Sanchez DA, Santangelo A, Sasaki M, Schlickeiser R, Schuessler F, Schulz A, Schwanke U, Schwemmer S, Seglar-Arroyo M, Settimo M, Seyffert AS, Shafi N, Shilon I, Simoni R, Sol H, Spanier F, Spengler G, Spies F, Stawarz L, Steenkamp R, Stegmann C, Stycz K, Sushch I, Takahashi T, Tavernet JP, Tavernier T, Taylor AM, Terrier R, Tibaldo L, Tiziani D, Tluczykont M, Trichard C, Tsuji N, Tuffs R, Uchiyama Y, Van Der Walt DJ, van Eldik C, Van Rensburg C, Van Soelen B, Vasileiadis G, Veh J, Venter C, Viana A, Vincent P, Vink J, Voisin F, Voelk HJ, Vuillaume T, Wadiasingh Z, Wagner SJ, Wagner P, Wagner RM, White R, Wierzcholska A, Willmann P, Wörnlein A, Wouters D, Yang R, Zabalza V, Zaborov D, Zacharias M, Zanin R, Zdziarski AA, Zech A, Zefi F, Ziegler A, Zywucka N, Jankowski F, Keane EF, Petroff E
Journal: Astronomy & Astrophysics
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 597
Pages range: A115
ISSN: 1432-0746
Language: English


Abstract


Aims. Following the detection of the fast radio burst FRB150418 by the SUPERB project at the Parkes radio telescope, we aim to search for very-high energy gamma-ray afterglow emission. Methods. Follow-up observations in the very-high energy gamma-ray domain were obtained with the H.E.S.S. imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope system within 14.5 h of the radio burst. Results. The obtained 1.4 h of gamma-ray observations are presented and discussed. At the 99% C.L. we obtained an integral upper limit on the gamma-ray flux of Φ(E > 350 GeV) < 1.33 × 10 m s. Differential flux upper limits as function of the photon energy were derived and used to constrain the intrinsic high-energy afterglow emission of FRB 150418. Conclusions. No hints for high-energy afterglow emission of FRB 150418 were found. Taking absorption on the extragalactic background light into account and assuming a distance of z = 0.492 based on radio and optical counterpart studies and consistent with the FRB dispersion, we constrain the gamma-ray luminosity at 1 TeV to L < 5.1 × 10 erg/s at 99% C.L.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Büchele, Matthias
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Eschbach, Stefan
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Funk, Stefan Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Jankowsky, David
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Jogler, Tobias Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Jung-Richardt, Ira PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Mohrmann, Lars Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Raab, Susanne
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Shilon, Idan
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Tiziani, Domenico
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
van Eldik, Christopher Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Veh, Johannes Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Willmann, Philipp
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Wörnlein, André
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Ziegler, Alexander
Professur für Experimentalphysik


How to cite

APA:
Abdalla, H., Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Benkhali, F.A., Akhperjanian, A.G., Andersson, T.,... Petroff, E. (2017). First limits on the very-high energy gamma-ray afterglow emission of a fast radio burst: H.E.S.S. Observations of FRB 150418. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 597, A115. https://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201629117

MLA:
Abdalla, H., et al. "First limits on the very-high energy gamma-ray afterglow emission of a fast radio burst: H.E.S.S. Observations of FRB 150418." Astronomy & Astrophysics 597 (2017): A115.

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