EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 135, 20177th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities (ARENA 2016)
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A large fiber sensor network for an acoustic neutrino telescope
1 TNO Technical Sciences, P.O. Box 155, 2600 AD Delft, The Netherlands
2 Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, University of Erlangen, Erwin-Rommel-Str. 1, 91058, Erlangen, Germany
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Published online: 15 March 2017
The scientific prospects of detecting neutrinos with an energy close or even higher than the GKZ cut-off energy has been discussed extensively in literature. It is clear that due to their expected low flux, the detection of these ultra-high energy neutrinos (Ev > 1018 eV) requires a telescope larger than 100 km3. Acoustic detection may provide a way to observe these ultra-high energy cosmic neutrinos, as sound that they induce in the deep sea when neutrinos lose their energy travels undisturbed for many kilometers. To realize a large scale acoustic neutrino telescope, dedicated technology must be developed that allows for a deep sea sensor network. Fiber optic hydrophone technology provides a promising means to establish a large scale sensor network  with the proper sensitivity to detect the small signals from the neutrino interactions.
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