Tango Controls and data pipeline for petawatt laser experiments
The Centre for Advanced Laser Applications in Garching, Germany, is home to the ATLAS-3000 multi-petawatt laser, dedicated to research on laser particle acceleration and its applications. A control system based on Tango Controls is implemented for both the laser and four experimental areas. The device server approach features high modularity, which, in addition to the hardware control, enables a quick extension of the system and allows for automated data acquisition of the laser parameters and experimental data for each laser shot. In this paper we present an overview of our implementation of the control system, as well as our advances in terms of experimental operation, online supervision and data processing. We also give an outlook on advanced experimental supervision and online data evaluation – where the data can be processed in a pipeline – which is being developed on the basis of this infrastructure.
Nils Weiße, Leonard Doyle, Johannes Gebhard, Felix Balling, Florian Schweiger, Florian Haberstroh, Laura D. Geulig, Jinpu Lin, Faran Irshad, Jannik Esslinger, Sonja Gerlach, Max Gilljohann, Vignesh Vaidyanathan, Dennis Siebert, Andreas Münzer, Gregor Schilling, Jörg Schreiber, Peter G. Thirolf, Stefan Karsch, Andreas Döpp. Tango Controls and data pipeline for petawatt laser experiments[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2023, 11(4): 04000e44.