POCAM in the IceCube Upgrade


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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 13. July 2021 - 12:00
ZOOM-Meeting URL: https://desy.zoom.us/j/91999581729
ZOOM-Meeting ID: 91999581729
ZOOM-Meeting Passcode: ICRC2021
Corresponding Session: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/channel/32-Cherenkov-Media-amp-Detector-Calibration-NU/65
Live-Stream URL: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/livestream/Discussion-05/6

'The IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the geographic South Pole instruments a gigaton of glacial Antarctic ice with over 5000 photosensors. The detector, by now running for over a decade, will be upgraded with seven new densely instrumented strings. The project focuses on the improvement of low-energy and oscillation physics sensitivities as well as re-calibration of the existing detector. Over the last few years we developed a precision optical calibration module (POCAM) providing self-monitored isotropic nanosecond light pulses for optical calibration of large-volume detectors. Over 20 next-generation POCAMs will be calibrated and deployed in the IceCube Upgrade in order to reduce existing detector systematics. We report a general overview of the POCAM instrument, its performance and calibration procedures, as well as simulation studies to estimate its anticipated physics impact.'

Authors: Nikhita Khera
Co-Authors: Felix Henningsen | POCAM Team
Collaboration: IceCube

Indico-ID: 578
Proceeding URL: https://pos.sissa.it/395/1049

Presenter: Nikhita Khera

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