Development of the photomultiplier tube readout system for the first Large-Sized Telescope of the Cherenkov Telescope Array

@article{Masuda2015DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the photomultiplier tube readout system for the first Large-Sized Telescope of the Cherenkov Telescope Array},
  author={Shu Masuda and Yusuke Konno and Juan Abel Barrio and Oscar Blanch Bigas and Carlos Delgado and Llu{\'i}s Coromina and Shuichi Gunji and D. Hadasch and Ken'ichi Hatanaka and Masahiro Ikeno and Joseph Maria Illa Laguna and Yusuke Inome and K. Ishio and Hideaki Katagiri and Hidetoshi Kubo and G. Mart'inez and D. Mazin and Daisuke Nakajima and Takeshi Nakamori and Hideyuki Ohoka and Riccardo Paoletti and Stefan Ritt and A. Rugliancich and Takayuki Saito and Karl-Heinz Sulanke and Junki Takeda and Manobu M. Tanaka and Shunsuke Tanigawa and Luis Angel Tejedor and Masahiro Teshima and Y. Tsuchiya and Tomohisa Uchida and Tokonatsu Yamamoto and the Lst team},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation ground-based very high energy gamma-ray observatory. The Large-Sized Telescope (LST) of CTA targets 20 GeV -- 1 TeV gamma rays and has 1855 photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) installed in the focal plane camera. With the 23 m mirror dish, the night sky background (NSB) rate amounts to several hundreds MHz per pixel. In order to record clean images of gamma-ray showers with minimal NSB contamination, a fast sampling of the signal waveform is… 

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