Magnetically and Baryonically Dominated Photospheric Gamma-Ray Burst Model Fits to Fermi LAT Observations
We consider gamma-ray burst models where the radiation is dominated by a photospheric region providing the MeV Band spectrum, and an external shock region responsible for the GeV radiation via inverse Compton scattering. We parametrize the initial dynamics through an acceleration law Gamma ∝ r^μ, with μ between 1/3 and 1 to represent the range between an extreme magnetically dominated and a baryonically dominated regime. We compare these models to several bright Fermi LAT bursts, and show that both the time integrated and the time resolved spectra, where available, can be well described by these models. We discuss the parameters which result from these fits, and discuss the relative merits and shortcomings of the two models.