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A software framework for control and automation of precisely timed experiments

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posted on 04.07.2019, 08:29 by PHILIP THOMAS STARKEY
Advanced physics experiments require computer control systems to coordinate the apparatus on time scales from hours to nanoseconds. In this thesis I present a new software system, the labscript suite, for controlling modern ultracold atom experiments. Labscript prepares experiments from Python code and a list of parameters, generating instructions for heterogeneous hardware: pulse sequencers, analog input/output, and radio-frequency synthesis devices, which in turn execute the experiment in strict real time. Other software components automate scheduling of long-running experimental sequences, and the analysis of results. The labscript suite rapidly creates sophisticated experiments, flexibly analyses results, and archives the data.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Kristian Helmerson

Additional supervisor 1

Lincoln Turner

Additional supervisor 2

Russell Anderson

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Physics and Astronomy

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

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