Li, H (reprint author), Peking Univ, Sch Phys, Dept Astron, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China.
In this Letter we analyze the constraints on the property of dark energy from cosmological observations. Together with SNe la Gold sample, WMAP, SDSS and 2dFGRS data, we include 69 long Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) data in our study and perform global fitting using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) technique. Dark energy perturbations are explicitly considered. We pay particular attention to the time evolution of the equation of state of dark energy parameterized as w(DE) = w(0) + w(a)(1 - a) with a the scale factor of the universe, emphasizing the complementarity of high redshift GRBs to other cosmological probes. It is found that the constraints on dark energy become stringent by taking into account high redshift GRBs, especially for wa, which delineates the evolution of dark energy. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.