Performance studies for a next-generation optical sensor for IceCube-Gen2

The IceCube-Gen2 Collaboration

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We present performance studies of a segmented optical module for the IceCube-Gen2 detector. Based on the experience gained in sensor development for the IceCube Upgrade, the new sensor will consist of up to eighteen 4 inch PMTs housed in a transparent pressure vessel, providing homogeneous angular coverage. The use of custom molded optical ‘gel pads’ around the PMTs enhances the photon capture rate via total internal reflection at the gel-air interface. This contribution presents simulation studies of various sensor, PMT, and gel pad geometries aimed at optimizing the sensitivity of the optical module in the face of confined space and harsh environmental conditions at the South Pole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1041
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Mar 18 2022
Event37th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2021 - Virtual, Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 12 2021Jul 23 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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