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.
Avrorin, A. D., Avrorin, A. V., Aynutdinov, V. M., Bannash, R., Belolaptikov, I. A., Bogorodsky, D. Y., … Zurbanov, V. L. (2016). The optical module of Baikal-GVD. In EPJ Web of Conferences (Vol. 116). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201611601003