The optical module of Baikal-GVD
1 Institute for Nuclear Research, 60th October Anniversary pr. 7A, Moscow 117312, Russia
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna 141980, Russia
3 Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk 664003, Russia
4 Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics MSU, Moscow 119991, Russia
5 Nizhni Novgorod State Technical University, Nizhni Novgorod 603950, Russia
6 St. Petersburg State Marine University, St. Petersburg 190008, Russia
7 EvoLogics GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Published online: 11 April 2016
The Baikal-GVD neutrino telescope in Lake Baikal is intended for studying astrophysical neutrino fluxes by recording the Cherenkov radiation of the secondary muons and showers generated in neutrino interactions. The first stage of Baikal-GVD will be equipped with about 2300 optical modules. We describe the design of the optical module, the front-end electronics and the laboratory characterization and calibration before deployment.
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