The optical detection unit for Baikal-GVD neutrino telescope
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
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Published online: 6 July 2016
The first stage of the GVD-cluster composed of five strings was deployed in April 2014. Each string consists of two sections with 12 optical modules per section. A section is the basic detection unit of the Baikal neutrino telescope. We will describe the section design, review its basic elements – optical modules, FADC readout units, slow control and calibration systems, and present selected results for section in-situ tests in Lake Baikal.
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