Publications

Refereed articles

[1] M. Chauvin, M. Jackson, T. Kawano, M. Kiss, M. Kole, V. Mikhalev, E. Moretti, H. Takahashi, and M. Pearce. Optimising a balloon-borne polarimeter in the hard X-ray domain: From the PoGOLite Pathfinder to PoGO+. Astroparticle Physics, 82:99--107, September 2016. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[2] M. Chauvin, H.-G. Florén, M. Jackson, T. Kamae, T. Kawano, M. Kiss, M. Kole, V. Mikhalev, E. Moretti, G. Olofsson, S. Rydström, H. Takahashi, A. Iyudin, M. Arimoto, Y. Fukazawa, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, T. Mizuno, F. Ryde, H. Tajima, T. Takahashi, and M. Pearce. Observation of polarized hard X-ray emission from the Crab by the PoGOLite Pathfinder. , 456:L84--L88, February 2016. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[3] M. Chauvin, H.-G. Florén, M. Jackson, T. Kamae, T. Kawano, M. Kiss, M. Kole, V. Mikhalev, E. Moretti, G. Olofsson, S. Rydström, H. Takahashi, J. Lind, J.-E. Strömberg, O. Welin, A. Iyudin, D. Shifrin, and M. Pearce. The design and flight performance of the PoGOLite Pathfinder balloon-borne hard X-ray polarimeter. Experimental Astronomy, 41:17--41, February 2016. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[4] M. Chauvin, M. Jackson, T. Kawano, M. Kiss, M. Kole, V. Mikhalev, E. Moretti, H. Takahashi, and M. Pearce. Preflight performance studies of the PoGOLite hard X-ray polarimeter. Astroparticle Physics, 72:1--10, January 2016. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[5] M. Kole, M. Chauvin, Y. Fukazawa, K. Fukuda, S. Ishizu, M. Jackson, T. Kamae, N. Kawaguchi, T. Kawano, M. Kiss, E. Moretti, M. Pearce, S. Rydström, H. Takahashi, and T. Yanagida. PoGOLino: A scintillator-based balloon-borne neutron detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 770:68--75, January 2015. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[6] H. Takahashi, M. Matsuoka, Y. Umeki, H. Yoshida, T. Tanaka, T. Mizuno, Y. Fukazawa, T. Kamae, G. Madejski, H. Tajima, M. Kiss, W. Klamra, S. Larsson, C. M. Bettolo, M. Pearce, F. Ryde, S. Rydström, K. Kurita, Y. Kanai, M. Arimoto, M. Ueno, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, M. Axelsson, L. Hjalmarsdotter, G. Bogaert, S. Gunji, J. Katsuta, T. Takahashi, G. Varner, and T. Yuasa. The Polarized Gamma-Ray Observer, PoGOLite. Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Aerospace Technology Japan, 8:1--, 2010.
[7] T. Kamae, V. Andersson, M. Arimoto, M. Axelsson, C. Marini Bettolo, C.-I. Björnsson, G. Bogaert, P. Carlson, W. Craig, T. Ekeberg, O. Engdegård, Y. Fukazawa, S. Gunji, L. Hjalmarsdotter, B. Iwan, Y. Kanai, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, J. Kazejev, M. Kiss, W. Klamra, S. Larsson, G. Madejski, T. Mizuno, J. Ng, M. Pearce, F. Ryde, M. Suhonen, H. Tajima, H. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, T. Thurston, M. Ueno, G. Varner, K. Yamamoto, Y. Yamashita, T. Ylinen, and H. Yoshida. PoGOLite A high sensitivity balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. Astroparticle Physics, 30:72--84, September 2008. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[8] C. Marini Bettolo, M. Pearce, M. Kiss, W. Klamra, and M. Siegl. The BGO anticoincidence system of the PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. International Cosmic Ray Conference, 2:483--486, 2008.
[9] M. Pearce, M. Arimoto, M. Axelsson, C.-I. Björnsson, G. Bogaert, P. Carlson, W. Craig, Y. Fukazawa, S. Gunji, L. Hjalmarsdotter, T. Kamae, Y. Kanai, J. Kataoka, J. Katsuta, N. Kawai, J. Kazejev, M. Kiss, W. Klamra, S. Larsson, G. Madejski, C. Marini Bettolo, T. Mizuno, J. Ng, M. Nomachi, H. Odaka, F. Ryde, H. Tajima, H. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, T. Thurston, M. Ueno, G. Varner, H. Yoshida, and T. Yuasa. PoGOLite: a balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. International Cosmic Ray Conference, 2:479--482, 2008.
[10] M. Arimoto, Y. Kanai, M. Ueno, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, T. Tanaka, K. Yamamoto, H. Takahashi, T. Mizuno, Y. Fukazawa, M. Axelsson, M. Kiss, C. Marini Bettolo, P. Carlson, W. Klamra, M. Pearce, P. Chen, B. Craig, T. Kamae, G. Madejski, J. S. T. Ng, R. Rogers, H. Tajima, T. S. Thurston, Y. Saito, T. Takahashi, S. Gunji, C.-I. Bjornsson, S. Larsson, F. Ryde, G. Bogaert, and G. Varner. Performance assessment study of the balloon-borne astronomical soft gamma-ray polarimeter PoGOLite. Physica E Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 40:438--441, December 2007. [ DOI ]
[11] M. Axelsson, O. Engdegård, F. Ryde, S. Larsson, M. Pearce, L. Hjalmarsdotter, M. Kiss, C. M. Bettolo, M. Arimoto, C.-I. Björnsson, P. Carlson, Y. Fukazawa, T. Kamae, Y. Kanai, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, W. Klamra, G. Madejski, T. Mizuno, J. Ng, H. Tajima, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, M. Ueno, G. Varner, and K. Yamamoto. Measuring energy dependent polarization in soft γ-rays using Compton scattering in PoGOLite. Astroparticle Physics, 28:327--337, November 2007. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[12] M. Kiss and M. Pearce. PoGOLite: Opening a new window on the universe with polarized gamma-rays. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 580:876--879, October 2007. [ DOI ]
[13] Y. Kanai, M. Ueno, J. Kataoka, M. Arimoto, N. Kawai, K. Yamamoto, T. Mizuno, Y. Fukazawa, M. Kiss, T. Ylinen, C. Marini Bettolo, P. Carlson, W. Klamra, M. Pearce, P. Chen, B. Craig, T. Kamae, G. Madejski, J. S. T. Ng, R. Rogers, H. Tajima, T. S. Thurston, Y. Saito, T. Takahashi, S. Gunji, C.-I. Bjornsson, S. Larsson, F. Ryde, G. Bogaert, and S. Kishimoto. Beam test of a prototype phoswich detector assembly for the PoGOLite astronomical soft gamma-ray polarimeter. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 570:61--71, January 2007. [ DOI ]
[14] T. Mizuno, T. Kamae, J. S. T. Ng, H. Tajima, J. W. Mitchell, R. Streitmatter, R. C. Fernholz, E. Groth, and Y. Fukazawa. Beam test of a prototype detector array for the PoGO astronomical hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray polarimeter. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 540:158--168, March 2005. [ DOI | arXiv ]
[15] S. Larsson and M. Pearce. PoGO : The polarised gamma-ray observer. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 525:148--152, June 2004. [ DOI ]

Conferences

[1] T. Kawano and for the PoGOLite Collaboration. Pathfinder flight of the Polarized Gamma-ray Observer (PoGOLite) in 2013. ArXiv e-prints, March 2015. [ arXiv ]
[2] H. Takahashi, M. Chauvin, Y. Fukazawa, M. Jackson, T. Kamae, T. Kawano, M. Kiss, M. Kole, V. Mikhalev, T. Mizuno, E. Moretti, M. Pearce, and S. Rydström. Data acquisition system and ground calibration of polarized gamma-ray observer (PoGOLite). In Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, volume 9144 of Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, page 4, July 2014. [ DOI ]
[3] E. Moretti. Pogolite: a Hard X-Ray Polarimeter. In S. Giani and et al., editors, Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics and Detectors for Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 14th ICATPP Conference, pages 85-89, June 2014. [ DOI ]
[4] M. Pearce. PoGOLite - a circumpolar balloon-borne mission for hard X-ray polarimetry. In 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, volume 40 of COSPAR Meeting, page 2483, 2014.
[5] M. Jackson and PoGOLite Collaboration. Balloon-borne hard X-ray astronomy with PoGOLite: opening a new window on the universe . , 84:827, 2013. [ arXiv ]
[6] M. Pearce, H.-G. Florén, M. Jackson, T. Kamae, M. Kiss, M. Kole, E. Moretti, G. Olofsson, S. Rydström, J.-E. Strömberg, and H. Takahashi. Balloon-borne hard X-ray polarimetry with PoGOLite. ArXiv e-prints, November 2012. [ arXiv ]
[7] M. Pearce. PoGOLite - a Balloon-Borne X-Ray Polarimeter. In S. Giani and et al., editors, Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics and Detectors For Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 13th ICATPP Conference. Edited by Giani Simone et al. Published by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2012. ISBN #9789814405072, pp. 151-160, pages 151-160, August 2012. [ DOI ]
[8] M. Jackson and PoGOLite Collaboration. Control System, Operating Modes, and Communications for POGOLite. In L. Ouwehand, editor, 20th Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, volume 700 of ESA Special Publication, page 364, October 2011.
[9] M. S. Jackson and et al. Pre-flight qualification tests of the PoGOLite detector system, page 309. 2010.
[10] M. Axelsson. Observing polarized X-rays with PoGOLite, page 305. 2010.
[11] M. Kiss. Studies of neutron background rejection in the PoGOLite polarimeter, page 299. 2010.
[12] M. Pearce. PoGOLite: a balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter, page 291. 2010.
[13] K. Kurita, Y. Kanai, M. Ueno, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, Y. Umeki, H. Yoshida, T. Tanaka, H. Takahashi, T. Mizuno, Y. Fukazawa, H. Tajima, T. Kamae, G. Madejski, G. Varner, M. Kiss, P. Carlson, W. Klamra, M. Pearce, F. Ryde, S. Larsson, H.-G. Florén, G. Olofsson, G. Bogaert, T. Takahashi, S. Gunji, and PoGOLite Collaboration. Recent Development Status of PoGOLite. In N. Kawai, T. Mihara, M. Kohama, and M. Suzuki, editors, Astrophysics with All-Sky X-Ray Observations, page 386, March 2009.
[14] M. Kiss, S. Larsson, M. Arimoto, M. Axelsson, C. M. Bettolo, G. Bogaert, H.-G. Florén, Y. Fukazawa, S. Gunji, L. Hjalmarsdotter, T. Kamae, Y. Kanai, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, W. Klamra, K. Kurita, G. Madejski, T. Mizuno, G. Olofsson, M. Pearce, F. Ryde, S. Rydström, H. Tajima, H. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, M. Ueno, Y. Umeki, G. Varner, and H. Yoshida. The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. In M. Axelsson, editor, American Institute of Physics Conference Series, volume 1054 of American Institute of Physics Conference Series, pages 225-232, September 2008. [ DOI ]
[15] M. Kiss. The PoGOLite balloon-borne soft gamma-ray polarimeter. In M. Barone, A. Gaddi, C. Leroy, L. Price, P.-G. Rancoita, and R. Ruchti, editors, Astroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications, pages 886-890, June 2008. [ DOI ]
[16] G. M. Madejski and PoGOLite Collaboration. PoGOLite - A High Sensitivity Balloon-borne Soft Gamma-ray Polarimeter. In AAS/High Energy Astrophysics Division #10, volume 10 of AAS/High Energy Astrophysics Division, page #28.14, March 2008.
[17] S. Larsson. The PoGOLite Experiment. In Polarimetry days in Rome: Crab status, theory and prospects, page 21, 2008.
[18] T. Kamae, W. Craig, G. Madejski, J. Ng, H. Tajima, G. Varner, P. Carlson, W. Klamra, M. Pearce, C. Bjornsson, S. Larsson, F. Ryde, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, T. Mizuno, and T. Takahashi. A High Sensitivity Balloon-Borne Soft Gamma-ray Polarimeter PoGOLite. In AAS/High Energy Astrophysics Division #9, volume 38 of  Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, page 394, September 2006.
[19] J. Kataoka, Y. Kanai, M. Arimoto, T. Ikagawa, T. Saito, M. Ueno, N. Kawai, R. Blandford, P. Chen, T. Kamae, G. Madejski, T. Mizuno, J. Ng, H. Tajima, T. Thurston, L. Barbier, A. Harding, J. Krizmanic, S. Hunter, J. Mitchell, R. Streitmatter, E. Groth, R. Fernholtz, D. Marlow, Y. Saito, T. Takahashi, S. Gunji, H. Sakurai, Y. Fukazawa, V. Anderson, P. Carlson, W. Klamra, M. Pearce, M. Suhonen, S. Larsson, F. Ryde, C.-I. Bjornsson, G. Bogaert, and S. Kishimoto. Low energy response of a prototype detector array for the PoGO astronomical hard x-ray polarimeter. In O. H. W. Siegmund, editor, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV, volume 5898 of Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, pages 133-143, August 2005. [ DOI ]
[20] V. Andersson, P. Chen, T. Kamae, G. Madejski, T. Mizuno, J. S. T. Ng, M. Suhonen, H. Tajima, T. Thurston, G. Bogaert, Y. Fukazawa, Y. Saito, T. Takahashi, L. Barbier, P. Bloser, T. Cline, A. Harding, S. Hunter, J. Krizmanic, J. Mitchell, R. Streitmatter, R. Fernholz, E. Groth, D. Marlow, P. Carlson, W. Klamra, M. Pearce, C.-I. Bjornsson, C. Fransson, S. Larsson, F. Ryde, M. Arimoto, T. Ikagawa, Y. Kanai, J. Kataoka, N. Kawai, Y. Yatsu, S. Gunji, H. Sakurai, and Y. Yamashita. Large-Area Balloon-Borne Polarized Gamma Ray Observer (PoGO). In P. Chen, E. Bloom, G. Madejski, and V. Patrosian, editors, 22nd Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, pages 736-743, 2005.
[21] G. Bogaert and Pogo Collaboration. Large area balloon borne Polarized Gamma ray Observer ( PoGO). In J.-P. Paillé, editor, 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, volume 35 of COSPAR Meeting, page 3369, 2004.

PhD thesis

[1] Merlin Kole. Background Studies for the Balloon-Borne Hard X-ray Polarimeter PoGOLite. PhD thesis, KTH, Particle and Astroparticle Physics, 2014. QC 20141113. [ .pdf ]
[2] Mózsi Kiss. Pre-Flight Development of the PoGOLite Pathfinder. PhD thesis, KTH, Particle and Astroparticle Physics, 2011. QC 20110315. [ .pdf ]
[3] Cecilia Marini Bettolo. Performance Studies and Star Tracking for PoGOLite. PhD thesis, KTH, Particle and Astroparticle Physics, 2010. QC20100629. [ .pdf ]

Student thesis

[1] Håkan Wennlöf. Optimisation of the polarised gamma-ray observer detector cells. Master's thesis, KTH, Physics, 2015. [ .pdf ]
[2] Philip Ekfeldt. Design and optimisation of detector cells for the pogolite polarimeter. Master's thesis, KTH, Physics, 2015. [ .pdf ]
[3] Sofia Cerón. Pogolite pathnder: post-flight measurements andwaveform selection algorithms. Master's thesis, KTH, Physics, 2014. [ .pdf ]
[4] Daniel Nilsson. Characterization of the pointing systems of the pogolite pathfinder. Master's thesis, KTH, Physics, 2013. [ .pdf ]
[5] Victor Sedin. Waveform discrimination analysis applied to pogolino data, 2013. [ .pdf ]
[6] Joakim Sjunnebo. Application of the boosted decision tree algorithmto waveform discrimination, 2013. [ .pdf ]
[7] Merlin Kole. Pogolite: 2011 flight results and 2012 pre-flight predictions, 2012. QC 20120703. [ .pdf ]
[8] Martin Lundholm, Victor Mikhalev, and Petter Nilsson. Time correction for the pogolite project., 2011. [ .pdf ]
[9] David Börjeson and Daniel Nilsson. Development of a mission planning tool for the pogolite pathfinder flight, 2011.
[10] Cecilia Marini Bettolo. Pogolite : The polarised gamma-ray observer, 2008. QC 20101118. [ .pdf ]
[11] Mózsi Kiss. Studies of pogolite performance and background rejection capabilities, 2008. QC 20101115. [ .pdf ]