May 22 – 27, 2016
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Developing a control system for a laser system with EPICS

May 26, 2016, 2:30 PM
Medicon Village Auditorium (Lund)

Medicon Village Auditorium


Tunavägen 24 Lund


Dr David Michel (Tessella/CLF)


The Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been developing a novel high power and high repetition rate laser system for which Tessella Ltd has been developing the control system software using EPICS. Aside from the integration of a large amounts of various instruments, hardware equipment as well as 3rd party custom devices, the laser system also required a high level of automation, including machine safety, closed-loop algorithms and complex analysis between various instruments. In this presentation, you'll find out how we tackled the requirements capture, the software engineering practices we adopted as well as the technical challenged we faced and how we approached the design of the user interface.

Primary author

Dr David Michel (Tessella/CLF)

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