Sensitivity of Gamma-Ray Detectors to Polarization

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Yadigaroglu, I. -A. (1996)
  • Subject: Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Previous studies have shown that the largest gamma-ray detector to date, EGRET, does not have useful polarization sensitivity. We have explored here some improved approaches to analyzing gamma-ray pair production events, leading to important gains in sensitivity to polarization. The performance of the next generation gamma-ray instrument GLAST is investigated using a detailed Monte Carlo simulation of the complete detector.
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