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Title: Control and automation of the Pegasus multi-point Thomson scattering system

A new control system for the Pegasus Thomson scattering diagnostic has recently been deployed to automate the laser operation, data collection process, and interface with the system-wide Pegasus control code. Automation has been extended to areas outside of data collection, such as manipulation of beamline cameras and remotely controlled turning mirror actuators to enable intra-shot beam alignment. In addition, the system has been upgraded with a set of fast (~1 ms) mechanical shutters to mitigate contamination from background light. Modification and automation of the Thomson system have improved both data quality and diagnostic reliability.
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  1. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Related Information: G.M. Bodner, M.W. Bongard, R.J. Fonck, J.A. Reusch, C. Rodriguez Sanchez, and D.J. Schlossberg, "Public Data Set: Control and Automation of the Pegasus Multi-Point Thomson Scattering System," DOI: 10.18138/1257971; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY cameras; image sensors; control systems; image detection systems; mirrors