Author: Charron, K.
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Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines - High Repetition Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser Control System  
  • C.D. Marshall, A.J. Bayramian, K. Charron, R.N. Fallejo, E.S. Fulkerson, C. Haefner, G.W. Johnson, D. Kim, E.S. Koh, R.K. Lanning, J.D. Nissen, D.E. Petersen, T.M. Spinka, S.J. Telford
    LLNL, Livermore, California, USA
  • M.A. Drouin, K. Kasl, T. Mazanec, J. Naylon
    ELI-BEAMS, Prague, Czech Republic
  • B. Rus
    Czech Republic Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic
  Funding: This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.
ELI-Beamlines, under construction in Prague, is the high-energy and repetition-rate site of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project scheduled for 2018 user capability. The main objective is delivery of ultra-short high-energy laser pulses for the generation of secondary electromagnetic radiation and accelerated particles for both fundamental and applied research. One of the four planned beamlines is the High Repetition Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) being designed and constructed by LLNL in partnership with FZU IoP. The high average power short pulse laser will be capable to deliver Petawatt laser pulses at repetition rate 10 Hz. The system requires a high level of automation to safely and robustly operate. The integrated control system provides automatic operation of the high-energy machine and safety controls ensure fail-safe automated operation. The HAPLS control system requirements, design and architecture will be described, which consists of ~2,000 control points, 50 realtime computational nodes, and interfaces to supervisory systems, all based on a flexible and scalable LabVIEW framework to manage this complex system.
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