We present new results of the backscattering-dominated prompt emission model in which the photons generated through pair annihilation at the center of a gamma-ray burst (GRB) are backscattered through Compton scattering by an outflowing stellar cork. Using a Comptonized pair annihilation spectrum accompanied by bremsstrahlung radiation for seed photons, we show that the obtained spectra produce a low-energy photon index in the range α ∼ -1.95 to -1.1, steeper high-energy slopes β ∼ -3.5 to -2.4, and spectral peak energies approximately a few KeV to a few tens of MeV. These findings are consistent with the values covered in GRB prompt phase observations.
|Journal||Astrophysical Journal Letters|
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science