Author: Pogacnik, M.
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WEPGW073 Control System for Lasers at Hilase 2641
  • J. Horáček, T. Mocek, M. Rehakova
    HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i., Dolní Bře’any, Czech Republic
  • R. Modic, J. Podlipnik, M. Pogacnik
    Cosy lab, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  We present the current state of the HiLASE Centre con-trol system developed in cooperation with Cosylab. The aim of the development is to build a control system which would be in charge of the operation of kW-class in-house-developed laser beamlines. These beamlines deliv-er picosecond pulses with repetition rates between 1 kHz and 1 MHz and high-energy nanosecond pulses at 10 Hz. A generic control system architecture is presented, which can either support full-size development lasers or com-pact industrial versions. The EPICS control system work focuses on image ac-quisition and processing, vacuum control, provision of timing, archiving and user interfaces. HiLASE provides high-level requirements, Cosylab complements them, provides the design of the solution and implementation. Delivery is performed during on-site visits where a test plan is executed for acceptance. This approach relieves HiLASE of the need to hire and manage their own team while retaining full control over the functionality through requirements and acceptance approval. Cosylab complements HiLASE with self-managed teams that de-liver to specification.  
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About • paper received ※ 13 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 20 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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