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The Materials Science beamline at the Swiss Light Source has been operational since 2001. In late 2010, the original wiggler source was replaced with a novel insertion device, which allows unprecedented access to high photon energies from an undulator installed in a medium-energy storage ring. In order to best exploit the increased brilliance of this new(More)
The Swiss Light Source (SLS) has in the order of 500 magnet power supplies (PS) installed, ranging from from 3 A/20 V four-quadrant PS to a 950 A/1000 V two-quadrant 3 Hz PS. All magnet PS have a local digital controller for a digital regulation loop and a 5 MHz optical point-to-point link to the VME1 level. The PS controller is running a pulse width/pulse(More)
The commissioning of the Swiss Light Source (SLS) started in Feb. 2000 with the Linac, continued in May 2000 with the booster synchrotron and by Dec. 2000 first light in the storage ring were produced. The first four beam lines had to be operational by August 2001. The thorough integration of all subsystems to the control system and a high level of(More)
Today, the vast majority of electron storage rings delivering synchrotron radiation for general user operation offer a dedicated infrared port. There is growing interest expressed by various scientific communities to exploit the mid-IR emission in microspectroscopy, as well as the far infrared (also called THz) range for spectroscopy. Compared with a(More)
The Swiss Light Source is a high brightness synchrotron light source at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. It consists of a 100 MeV electron Linac, a booster synchrotron, a 2.4 GeV storage ring, and experimental beam lines. The machine and beamline control system consist of 150 VME crates running Epics on Motorola power PC processors. The network(More)
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